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Université de Neuchâtel

Meaning change in a petri dish: constructions, semantic vector spaces, and motion charts

Hilpert, Martin ; Perek, Florent

In: Linguistics Vanguard, 2015, vol. 1, no. 1, p. 339-350

This paper explores how the visualization tool of motion charts can be used for the analysis of meaning change in linguistic constructions. In previous work, linguistic motion charts have been used to represent diachronic frequency trends and changes in the morphosyntactic behavior of linguistic units. The present paper builds on that work, but it shifts the focus to the study of semantic change....

Université de Neuchâtel

Change in modal meanings: Another look at the shifting collocates of may

Hilpert, Martin

In: Constructions and Frames, 2016, vol. 8, no. 1, p. 66-85

This paper discusses how modal auxiliaries fit into a constructional view of language and how this view allows us to think in new ways about diachronic meaning change in modal auxiliaries. These issues will be illustrated on the basis of a diachronic corpus-based study of the modal auxiliary may, specifically on changes in its collocational preferences during the past 200 years. The main...

Université de Fribourg

Changer le travail ou changer la société ? : Les hackers entre conformation à l'ordre social et volonté d'innover

Zufferey, Eric ; Surdez, Muriel (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Fribourg, 2018.

Changing workplace or society? Hackers between compliance with the social order and the will to innovate. This thesis looks at hacking as source of social change, or even subversion of the social order. Hacking involves self-directed learning and remove social barriers between hobbyists, professionals and activists. Therefore, it raises the hope to renew the access to knowledge and the role of...

Université de Neuchâtel

Requalification d'un bail d'une durée déterminée

Conod, Philippe

In:, 2019, no. Juin, p. 1-4

Université de Neuchâtel

De-qualification and de-emancipation among recently arrived highly skilled immigrant women in Switzerland

Gerber, Sarah ; Wanner, Philippe

(nccr on the move ; 23)

Immigrants face numerous obstacles to integrating themselves into the Swiss labor market. One issue is the underutilization of skills, qualifications, and knowledge, which results in a brain waste for the migrants as well as for the Swiss society. This study examines the determinants of dequalificationand de-emancipation among the recently arrived highly skilled immigrant women in Switzerland....

Université de Neuchâtel

Leaving Sri Lanka again ? : migration intentions of Sri Lankans being back from Switzerland

Stuber, Lea ; Piguet, Etienne (Dir.)

Mémoire de master : Université de Neuchâtel, 2019.

Many Sri Lankan nationals live in places outside Sri Lanka, among other reasons, due to the long-standing civil war. As the conflict ended in 2009, some of them decided ‘freely’ to return to Sri Lanka. However, others were forced to return to Sri Lanka as they weren’t granted asylum anymore. In the case of Switzerland and Sri Lanka, there exists no particular research on the social...

Université de Fribourg

Corporate Diplomacy and Political CSR: Similarities, Differences and Theoretical Implications

Ingenhoff, Diana ; Marschlich, Sarah

In: Public Relations Review 45(2), 348-371

The purpose of this study is to systematically review the body of knowledge on corporate diplomacy (CD) and political corporate social responsibility (PCSR) in journals from the fields of public relations, public diplomacy, general management and business ethics. By applying an interdisciplinary approach our study aims to (1) examine what definitions of CD and PCSR exist, (2) explore what...

Bibliothèque d'art et d'archéologie, Genève

[Silences : documentation d'exposition]

Musée d'art et d'histoire (Genève) ; Musée Rath

Tiré du site internet des Musées d'art et d'histoire ( "Silencieux, les arts plastiques le sont par essence, comme le rappelle l'expression « poésie muette » qui, dès l'Antiquité, fut employée pour désigner la peinture. Mais toute oeuvre d'art est-elle pour autant silencieuse ? Il est des peintures bavardes, criardes même, et il en est d'autres qui se tiennent...