This paper focuses on peer written corrective feedback (PWCF), a pedagogic device whose potential appears still underexploited in second language teaching in Italian schools and universities. Specifically, we aim to contribute to the body of research on the benefits of PWCF as a learning activity for the development of metalinguistic reflection in peer-to-peer native/non-native online communication. In a sample of tandem interactions between US learners of Italian and Italian learners of English, we conducted a qualitative analysis of the explanations of linguistic phenomena provided by native speakers when commenting on errors after giving corrective feedback on their non-native partners’ pieces of L2 writing. The data analysis confirmed that the feedbackdiscussing tasks pushed native/non-native peers to actively reflect on both source and target language, engaging in metalinguistic discussions and utilizing cross-linguistic knowledge.

La Russa, F., Nuzzo, E. (2021). Peer corrective feedback as an opportunity for metalinguistic reflection in tandem telecollaboration. E-JOURNALL, 8(2), 87-104 [10.21283/2376905X.14.241].

Peer corrective feedback as an opportunity for metalinguistic reflection in tandem telecollaboration

Elena Nuzzo
2021-01-01

Abstract

This paper focuses on peer written corrective feedback (PWCF), a pedagogic device whose potential appears still underexploited in second language teaching in Italian schools and universities. Specifically, we aim to contribute to the body of research on the benefits of PWCF as a learning activity for the development of metalinguistic reflection in peer-to-peer native/non-native online communication. In a sample of tandem interactions between US learners of Italian and Italian learners of English, we conducted a qualitative analysis of the explanations of linguistic phenomena provided by native speakers when commenting on errors after giving corrective feedback on their non-native partners’ pieces of L2 writing. The data analysis confirmed that the feedbackdiscussing tasks pushed native/non-native peers to actively reflect on both source and target language, engaging in metalinguistic discussions and utilizing cross-linguistic knowledge.
La Russa, F., Nuzzo, E. (2021). Peer corrective feedback as an opportunity for metalinguistic reflection in tandem telecollaboration. E-JOURNALL, 8(2), 87-104 [10.21283/2376905X.14.241].
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