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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 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...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Enhancing multi-scale cardiac simulations by coupling electrophysiology and mechanics : a flexible high performance approach to cardiac electromechanics

Pozzi, Sonia ; Krause, Rolf (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2019 ; 2019INFO005.

This work focuses on the development of computational methods for the simulation of the propagation of the electrical potential in the heart and of the resulting mechanical contraction. The interaction of these two physical phenomena is described by an electromechanical model which consists of the monodomain system, which describes the propagation of the action potential in the cardiac tissue,...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Monetary policy and interest rate products

Zurowski, Wojciech ; Schneider, Paul (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2019 ; 20019ECO002.

My PhD thesis consists of three papers which study how interest rate products' prices react to both the central bank's policy goals and communication. As tool I make use of various econometric techniques such as affine models, general method of moments or Haar like filtering. The first chapter studies government bond excess term premia. I show that their predictability is driven by monetary...

Université de Neuchâtel

Sub-100-fs Kerr lens mode-locked Yb:Lu2O3 thin-disk laser oscillator operating at 21 W average power

Modsching, Norbert ; Drs, Jakub ; Fischer, Julien ; Paradis, Clément ; Labaye, François ; Gaponenko, Maxim ; Kränkel, Christian ; Wittwer, Valentin J ; Südmeyer, Thomas

In: Optics Express, 2019, vol. 27, no. 11, p. 16111-16120

We investigate power-scaling of a Kerr lens mode-locked (KLM) Yb:Lu2O3 thin-disk laser (TDL) oscillator operating in the sub-100-fs pulse duration regime. Employing a scheme with higher round-trip gain by increasing the number of passes through the thin-disk gain element, we increase the average power by a factor of two and the optical-to-optical efficiency by a factor of...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Characterization of neutralizing profiles in HIV-1 infected patients from whom the HJ16, HGN194 and HK20 mAbs were obtained

Balla-Jhagjhoorsingh, Sunita S. ; Willems, Betty ; Heyndrickx, Liesbeth ; Heyndrickx, Leo ; Vereecken, Katleen ; Janssens, Wouter ; Seaman, Michael S. ; Corti, Davide ; Lanzavecchia, Antonio ; Davis, David ; Vanham, Guido

In: Plos one, 2011, vol. 6, no. 10, p. e25488

Several new human monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) with a neutralizing potential across different subtypes have recently been described. Three mAbs, HJ16, HGN194 and HK20, were obtained from patients within the HIV-1 cohort of the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM). Our aim was to generate immunization antibodies equivalent to those seen in plasma. Here, we describe the selection and...