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See detailContraintes Socio-économiques de Répartition des Terres et Impacts sur la Conservation des Sols dans les Hauts Plateaux de l’Ouest du Cameroun
Djoukeng, Henri Grisseur ULg; Dogot, Thomas ULg; Tankou, Christopher Mubeteneh et al

in Tropicultura (in press)

This article combines the social survey data on access to land and those of the adoption of tied ridging as soil conservation technique to help better understand the management of erosion and runoff by ... [more ▼]

This article combines the social survey data on access to land and those of the adoption of tied ridging as soil conservation technique to help better understand the management of erosion and runoff by farmers in the Western Highlands of Cameroon, specifically in the hills of Fongo-Tongo villages’ group. The study focused on 230 plots owned by 157 respondents on 158 people inventoried. Five main modes of access to land were listed as: inheritance, purchase, temporary transfers, donations and rental. The owners and operators of the hills of gentle slopes (between11% and 17%) and steepest slopes (between 22% and 29%) were inventoried. Two main social ranks were identified: the dignitaries (Chiefs, Notables, Elites and heirs) and other (non-heirs son and women). The study showed that the agronomic abilities of plots as recognized by farmers are a key factor in the implementation of soil conservation techniques. The peasant approach of soil fertility has been scientifically proven by the physicochemical analysis of soil samples taken under plant species used locally as indicator of soil fertility (Pennisetum spp on fertile soils and Imperata cylindrica and Melinis minutiflora on poor soils). The study showed that access to land, adoption of tied ridging and slope exploitation were significantly influenced by the socio-economic status of farmers (p <0.05). [less ▲]

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See detailReceding-Horizon Control of Distributed Generation to Correct Voltage or Thermal Violations and Track Desired Schedules
Soleimani Bidgoli, Hamid ULg; Glavic, Mevludin ULg; Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg

in Proceedings of the 19th PSCC (in press)

This paper presents a real-time, centralized control system acting on the active and reactive powers of distributed generators when the network experiences voltage and/or thermal limits violation. The ... [more ▼]

This paper presents a real-time, centralized control system acting on the active and reactive powers of distributed generators when the network experiences voltage and/or thermal limits violation. The control resorts on multi-step receding-horizon optimization. The objective is to minimize the deviations of Dispersed Generation Units (DGU) active and reactive powers from reference values. The reactive power corrections have priority over the active ones. Furthermore, the formulation is such that DGU powers are restored to their desired schedule as soon as operating conditions allow doing so. Three modes of operation of the proposed controller are presented, involving dispatchable units as well as DGUs operated to track maximum power output. The effectiveness of the proposed control is illustrated through detailed simulations of a 75-bus, 11-kV system hosting 22 DGUs. [less ▲]

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See detailTracing Migrant-Mothers’ ‘Return’ Narratives in the Mexico-U.S and Peru-Belgium Migratory Circuits.
Vivas Romero, Maria ULg; Sanchez-Martinez, Anabela

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How do contemporary migrant mothers strategize return to their home countries? And how does the social protections available for their bi-national children in sending and destination countries factor in ... [more ▼]

How do contemporary migrant mothers strategize return to their home countries? And how does the social protections available for their bi-national children in sending and destination countries factor in the decision to return? Through this contribution, we aimed to tackle these questions. We draw from the analysis of two longitudinal migratory careers and argue that our participant’s return decisions were influenced both by their children’s effective access to social protection and their subjective perceptions of ‘good-motherhood’. This Trans-Atlantic comparison shows how different situated-institutional-contexts, cultures of care and motherhood resulted into different patterns of mobility for these women and their families. [less ▲]

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See detailMirror-drawing skill in children with Specific Language Impairment: Improving generalization by incorporating variability in the practice session
Desmottes, Lise ULg; Maillart, Christelle ULg; Meulemans, Thierry ULg

in Child Neuropsychology : A Journal on Normal & Abnormal Development in Childhood & Adolescence (in press)

This study aimed to investigate the procedural deficit hypothesis (PDH) in children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI) by using a mirror-drawing task, a sensorimotor adaptation paradigm that does not ... [more ▼]

This study aimed to investigate the procedural deficit hypothesis (PDH) in children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI) by using a mirror-drawing task, a sensorimotor adaptation paradigm that does not involve sequence learning and has never before been used in SLI. Thirty school-aged children with SLI matched to 30 control children had to trace several figures seen only in mirror-reversed view in two learning sessions separated by a one-week delay. Two practice conditions were compared: a constant condition in which children had to trace the same figure throughout the learning trials, and a variable one in which they had to trace different figures in each trial. Results revealed a similar learning pattern between SLI and TD children in both practice conditions, suggesting that initial learning for a nonsequential procedural task is preserved in SLI. However, children with SLI generalized the mirror-drawing skill in the same way as control children only if there was variability in the way the material was trained (variable practice). No significant schedule effects were observed in the control group. [less ▲]

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See detailÉloquence du corps et gymnastique de l’esprit. Le sport et le jeu dans les livres d’emblèmes en France (XVIe-XVIIe siècles)
De Marco, Rosa ULg

in Belmas, Élisabeth; Turcot, Laurent (Eds.) JEUX, SPORTS ET LOISIRS EN FRANCE À L’ÉPOQUE MODERNE (16E-19E SIÈCLES) (in press)

La communication veut aborder le thème du jeu et du sport du point de vue de l'emblème, genre littéraire et artistique en vogue en Europe à partir du XVIe siècle, qui lie le texte et l'image pour exprimer ... [more ▼]

La communication veut aborder le thème du jeu et du sport du point de vue de l'emblème, genre littéraire et artistique en vogue en Europe à partir du XVIe siècle, qui lie le texte et l'image pour exprimer des concepts moraux. Le sport et le jeu mettant en scène dans un espace et un temps déterminés les situations les plus communes de l’existence, offrent au moraliste des riches arguments pour son discours : la victoire, le prix, l’injustice, l’honnêteté, la compétition, la passion, la sociabilité, les vices et les vertus. L’intensité symbolique des représentations de jeu et de sport accrue par le langage emblématique sera soulignée dans la communication afin de comprendre le message politique ou moral ancré à ces activités. Toutefois, il nous est à cœur de comprendre, à travers l’étude de l’emblème, les relations entre le corps et l’esprit telles qui sont perçues au début de l’âge moderne. [less ▲]

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See detailImmobility
Zickgraf, Caroline ULg

in Gemenne, François; McLeman, Robert (Eds.) Routledge Handbook on Environmental Displacement and Migration (in press)

This chapter provides a review of what we know about immobility in environmental migration studies.

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See detailSanti e re nelle feste francesi del 1622. Il Trionfo della luce sulla terra
De Marco, Rosa ULg

in Cousinié, Frédéric; Lemoine, Annick; Virol, Michèle (Eds.) Soleils baroques. La Gloire de Dieu et des Princes en représentation dans l’Europe moderne (in press)

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See detailImplicit spoken words and motor sequences learning are impaired in children with Specific Language Impairment
Desmottes, Lise ULg; Meulemans, Thierry ULg; Maillart, Christelle ULg

in Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (in press)

Objective. This study aims to compare verbal and motor implicit sequence learning abilities in children with and without Specific Language Impairment (SLI). Methods. Forty-eight children (24 control and ... [more ▼]

Objective. This study aims to compare verbal and motor implicit sequence learning abilities in children with and without Specific Language Impairment (SLI). Methods. Forty-eight children (24 control and 24 SLI) were administered the Serial Search Task (SST), which enables the simultaneous assessment of implicit spoken words and visuomotor sequences learning. Results. Results showed that control children implicitly learned both the spoken words as well as the motor sequences. In contrast, children with SLI showed deficits in both types of learning. Moreover, correlational analyses revealed that SST performance was linked with grammatical abilities in control children but with lexical abilities in children with SLI. Conclusion. Overall, this pattern of results supports the procedural deficit hypothesis and suggests that domain general implicit sequence learning is impaired in SLI. [less ▲]

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See detailFrom parts to whole and back again. The emblem system in the French Jesuit Festivals
De Marco, Rosa ULg

in Höpel, Ingrid; McKeown, Simon (Eds.) Emblems: Their Origins and their Impact. Selected Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Society for Emblem Studies (in press)

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See detailLes églises nationales de Rome : un modèle festif et musical au service d'intérêt politique
Berti, Michela ULg; Corswarem, Emilie ULg

in Favier, Thierry (Ed.) Musique de la Foi / Musique du Pouvoir (in press)

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See detailEekenhof
Leyh, Valérie ULg

in Philipp Theisohn; Christian Demandt (Eds.) Theodor Storm-Handbuch. Leben - Werk - Wirkung (in press)

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See detailThe association of timing of retirement with cognitive performance in old age: The role of leisure activities after retirement
Ihle, Andreas; Grotz, Catherine ULg; Adam, Stéphane ULg et al

in International Psychogeriatrics (in press)

Background: The role of timing of retirement on cognitive functioning in old age is inconclusive so far. Therefore, the present study set out to investigate the association of timing of retirement with ... [more ▼]

Background: The role of timing of retirement on cognitive functioning in old age is inconclusive so far. Therefore, the present study set out to investigate the association of timing of retirement with cognitive performance and its interplay with key correlates of cognitive reserve in a large sample of older adults. Methods: Two thousand two hundred and sixty three older adults served as sample for the present study. Different psychometric tests (TMT A, TMT B, Mill Hill) were administered. In addition, individuals were interviewed on their retirement, occupation, educational attainment, and regarding 18 leisure activities that have been carried out after retirement. Results: Earlier retirement (compared to retirement at legal age) was significantly associated with better performance in the TMT A, the TMT B, and the Mill Hill vocabulary test. Moderation analyses showed that in individuals with a moderate number of leisure activities in old age, earlier retirement was related to better cognitive performance, but not in those with a relatively large number of leisure activities. Hierarchical regression analyses revealed that entering leisure activities as additional predictor significantly increased explained variance in the cognitive measures over and above all other investigated markers of cognitive reserve (i.e., occupation and education). Conclusions: Present data further corroborate the view that leisure activities even in old age may lead to further enrichment effects and thereby may be related to better cognitive functioning. The role of engaging in activities in the context of major life events such as retirement is discussed. [less ▲]

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See detail« Il modello musicale delle chiese nazionali a Roma in epoca barocca : panoramica e nuove prospettive di ricerca»
Berti, Michela ULg; Corswarem, Emilie ULg

in Koller, Alexander; Susanne, Kubersky-Piredda (Eds.) Identità e rappresentazione. Le chiese nazionali a Roma, 1450-1650 (in press)

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See detailUn chèvre-pied chez les Jésuites de Pont-à-Mousson. L’œuvre d’Hugues Sambin au XVIIe siècle
De Marco, Rosa ULg

in Chédeau, Catherine (Ed.) Autour de la figure d’Hugues Sambin. Menuisier-architecte du XVIe siècle (in press)

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