Based on recent research results on the subprocess of revision and on the latest explaining the operations involved in it, this paper analyses the oral interactions between three adolescent students (13–14 years old) working in group. Furthermore it makes some observations on the type of revisions made by the subjects. In this situation of working in a group, it was found that: a) students carry out many revision operations which on the whole do not effect any changes in the text: b) revisions take place at all levels of production —from superficial to global— relating to the content and function of the text, and to the discursive situation; c) pre-textual revisions fall into two main groups: those affecting orally elaborated plans, and those affecting what be called intended text, i.e., oral productions designed to be written. © 1992, Taylor and Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.
- Intended text
- Written text