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Negotiation of Meaning in Peer Revision Sessions in a College English Composition Classroom

  • Modern English Education
  • Abbr : MEESO
  • 2014, 15(1), pp.125-152
  • Publisher : The Modern English Education Society
  • Research Area : Humanities > English Language and Literature > English Language Teaching

Hoyeol Ryu 1

1한경대학교

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ABSTRACT

Peer revision provides English writing learners with a collaborative learning experience in which they discuss problems in the text with their peers for its revision. It is assumed in the revision activity that successful negotiation of meaning among peers is critical for the successful revision of the text. For the purpose of examining how meaning is negotiated in peer revision sessions, this study was conducted for Korean college EFL writing learners. They were asked to revise their papers with the peers twice for each of their writing assignments. Their meaning-negotiation process in the class was recorded, transcribed and analyzed for the study, and five episodes, which clearly represent the negotiation process, were selected and presented in the study. Among the factors that influence the negotiation are their ability to provide and determine valid feedback for revision, the writer's authorship, and stances each student takes toward the peers identified as important factors influencing the interaction and the successful completion of the task. This study also identified the need for examining the interaction between the readers as an area for further research.

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