Revue Tranel

Revue Tranel
The TRANEL collection (TRAvaux NEuchâtelois de Linguistique), journal of the Institute of Linguistics and Communication of the University of Neuchatel, established in 1980, is published twice a year. The volumes are published on paper, but the entire collection is also available free of charge on RERO doc. Its directions are various : semantics, pragmatics, syntax, speech therapy, sociolinguistics, conversational analysis, bilingualism, terminology, diachronic change, variation, language skills, etc. The journal provides an overview of research at the Institute of Linguistics and Communication, it also provides an opportunity for researchers from other backgrounds to offer original themes and begin editing an issue.
It works on the principle of peer review, but reserves itself the right to refuse publication of an article, even after revision, that would be considered of insufficient scientific quality by experts.
Université de Neuchâtel

Le pouvoir des rires: des interactions en face à face aux conversations par texto

Petitjean, Cécile

In: Revue Tranel, 2018, vol. 68, p. 39-50

This article focuses on the interactional achievement of laughter by providing an overview of the studies we carried out on various types of settings, including institutional interactions and text-based conversations. Using a conversation analytic approach (Sacks et al. 1974), we shed light on how participants finely and systematically mobilize laughter in order to jointly achieve specific social...

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"Qu'est-ce que maman dit?": l'accomplissement des directives en français L2 par un jeune homme au pair

Skogmyr Marian, Klara

In: Revue Tranel, 2018, vol. 68, p. 27-38

This conversation analytic study investigates how Vicente, a young au-pair and second language speaker of French, gives directives to the host family children in the Frenchspeaking part of Switzerland. The study specifically analyzes a set of directive sequences occurring toward the end of Vicente's four-month stay, in which he invokes through questions and threats the mother's superior authority...

Université de Neuchâtel

On the negotiation of the issue in discussions among young children and their parents

Schär, Rebecca G.

In: Revue Tranel, 2018, vol. 68, p. 17-25

When analyzing argumentative discussions between young children and adults, it emerged that in some cases, adults and children do not share the same issue at the beginning of an interaction. The present contribution makes a first step in investigating how issues are negotiated among the discussants so that this diverging understanding can be overcome. To do so, an example from a corpus of...

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Designing dialogue: argumentation as conflict management in social interaction

Greco, Sara

In: Revue Tranel, 2018, vol. 68, p. 7-15

The escalation of disagreement into overt conflict in social interaction can be avoided, if disagreement is managed through argumentative dialogue. This paper explores the characteristics of argumentative dialogue and presents the role of third parties who design spaces for others' dialogue. After discussing the prototypical example of dispute mediators, this contribution considers other informal...

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Se plaindre des enfants : positionnements épistémiques et rapports institutionnels dans les récits conversationnels entre au-pair et famille d'accueil

Berger, Evelyne

In: Revue Tranel, 2017, vol. 67, p. 103-125

The present study investigates how institutional relationships and identities are interactionally configured in a domestic context: the sojourn of an au-pair with a host family. While the au-pair regularly takes part in the family's ordinary life and becomes sort of a 'member' of the family over time, she is at the same time hired by the family as a childcare provider. Our study reveals that...

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"Comment faire les remarques dans l'effervescence du travail ?" : une analyse interactionnelle des scissions des cadres participatifs dans la formation professionnelle des éducateurs de la petite enfance

Markaki-Lothe, Vasiliki ; Filliettaz, Laurent

In: Revue Tranel, 2017, vol. 67, p. 79-102

This paper focuses on a particular institutional context, that of the vocational training of early childhood educators in Switzerland. The paper is interested in the practical problems encountered by participants in the context of guided professional practice, namely situations characterized by contingencies related both to educational work with children and to training issues involving students...

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"Well if we're wrong it's your fault": Negotiating participation in the EFL classroom

Skogmyr Marian, Klara ; Kunitz, Silvia

In: Revue Tranel, 2017, vol. 67, p. 49-77

This micro-longitudinal conversation analytic study investigates how a group of 7th grade students in Sweden negotiates participation frameworks in EFL group work. The analysis follows the changes in participation of one student, Emma, during a collaborative vocabulary quiz used to test a homework assignment. At first, Emma's participation in the task is limited and her contributions are...

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Les formulations d'opinions personnelles en contexte scolaire : de la prudence interactionnelle à l'affirmation de soi

Degoumois, Virginie

In: Revue Tranel, 2017, vol. 67, p. 31-48

The present study is interested in how oral expression is managed in classroom interaction and aims to contribute to our understanding of how personal opinion is sequentially organized in this context and what institutional practices are used by the teachers in order to lead students to reconfigure the way they proffer it during open discussion activities. Through a single case analysis and using...

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Générer des applaudissements lors de conférences de presse tenues par le mouvement des sans-papiers

Keel, Sara

In: Revue Tranel, 2017, vol. 67, p. 7-30

On the occasion of a protest movement, launched in Fribourg, Switzerland, in 2001 by immigrants without residence permits – the "sans-papiers (undocumented)" – and their supporters constituted a hybrid setting, a mix between press conferences and demonstration/political actions. Most notably, the setting implied an important number of supporters attending the press conference as part of the...