Chinese Journal of Applied Linguistics VOL.39 NO.4

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Table of Contents
English as a Lingua Franca
Intelligibility and Segmental Phoneme Repair Strategies in English—as—a—Lingua—Franca Interactions
among Chinese and Japanese Speakers of English George O’NEALI
英语作为国际通用语视角下的华人和日本人之间的英语交流活动中的发音可理解性和音段音位修复策略 乔治·
An English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) Perspective in Asian English Language Teaching Salam MAIRI
英语作为国际通用语视角下的亚洲英语教学 Salam MAIRI
Discourse Analysis
Chinese EFL Learners’ Public Speaking Skills: An Investigation of Impromptu Speeches at the "FLTRP
Cup" English Speaking Contest in the Light of Communication Models FAN Lei, FAN Weiwei & HUANG Di
中国英语学习者公共演讲技巧——传播模式关照下"外研社杯"英语演讲大赛即兴演讲研究 范蕾、樊葳葳、黄荻
Second Language Acquisition
Word Class Influence upon L1 and L2 English Word Association LI Xiaosa & WANG Wenyu
本族语者和二语学习者心理词汇联系模式的词性效应对比研究 李小撒 王文宇
A Study on Chinese Students’ Acquisition of English Articles and Interlanguage Syntactic Impairment
XU Qihao, SHI Yunzhang & Snape NEAL
中国学生英语冠词习得与中介语句法损伤研究 徐启豪 石运章 Snape NEAL
Language and Cognition
Embodied Cognition Processing and Representation of Power Words by Second Language Learners with
Different Proficiency levels WANG Qian
不同二语水平学习者对权力词的具身认知加工及表征研究 王倩
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Public speaking skills of EFL learners have long been a common request to both college English learners and English majors in universities of China.It is clearly stated in the latest College English Curriculum Requirements (2007), released by China's Ministry of Education, that the "higher requirements of speaking" means that students should be able to "deliver papers at international conferences and participate in academic seminars." The 2000 National Curriculum for English Majors required that a student, upon graduation, be able to "communicate with foreign guests fluently and appropriately on major social issues at home and abroad; express his/her opinions logically, thoroughly, and coherently."
Besides the prescriptive aim set by national language policy makers, in daily classroom practice, students are required to do a plethora of oral activities which involve skills of public speaking, like answering questions, engaging in pair/group discussion, speech delivery, project presentation, debate and so on.However, taking students' overall performance into consideration, good public speaking skills seem to be the privilege only of a small number of exceptionally talented students.One of the appalling phenomena of students' public speaking practice is that a majority of them deliver their speeches in the form of mechanical recitation which resembles a monologue and shows no connection with the audience (Hu, 2009).
Chinese Journal of Applied Linguistics VOL.39 NO.4