NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ1143783
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2056-9017
Giving and Receiving Advice in Computer-Mediated Peer Response Activities
Tsai, Mei-Hsing; Kinginger, Celeste
CALICO Journal, v32 n1 p82-112 2015
In synchronous computer-mediated contexts, peer-to-peer interaction at the microlevel has received little scrutiny. In applying a conversation analysis approach, this study scrutinizes the precise nature of peer-to-peer advice giving and receiving. In this process, an advice giver can be viewed at certain moments as more competent to evaluate a recipient's essay and to provide advice, while the recipient can be positioned as being less knowledgeable. Therefore, the present study focuses on the following research question: How did advice givers and recipients manage the asymmetrical participant roles inherent in L2 peer response? More specifically, this study explores the relationship between institutional roles and social relationships during advising episodes by investigating three single cases of dyadic pairs in an ESL university writing classroom. We show the ambiguity arising in interactions as novice advice givers attempt to balance criticism with the maintenance of harmonious interpersonal relationships, offering compliments rather than straightforward advice.
Equinox Publishing Ltd. Office 415, The Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX, UK. Tel: +44-114-221-0285; Fax: +44-114-279-6522; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A