Chapter 1: Introduction: Challenges of L2 Oral Communication in EFL Contexts (Alireza Jamshidnejad).- Part 1: Approaches to the Nature of L2 Oral Communication.- Chapter 2: L2 Communication as a Social Action: Silence in Oral Communication (Yamin Qian).- Chapter 3: Pragmatic Nature of L2 Communication: Spoken Grammar in Native and EFL Speakers (Yen-Liang Lin).- Chapter 4: An Ecological Perspective on EFL Learners' Oral Communication (Ruiyang Niu).- Chapter 5: Cultural Challenges for L2 Communication Among Persian Migrants in Australia (Hossein Shokouhi).- Chapter 6: Approaches to Research on L2 Oral Communication (Alireza Jamshidnejad, Reza Falahati and Etske Ooijevaar).- Part 2: The Nature and Typology of Learners' Problems in L2 Oral Communication.- Chapter 7: The Construction of Problems in L2 Oral Communication. Section 1: Communicators-Oriented Problems (Alireza Jamshidnejad).- Chapter 8: The Construction of Problems in L2 Oral Communication. Section 2: The Language- and Context-Oriented Problems (Alireza Jamshidnejad).- Part 3: Communication Strategies and Their Functions in L2 Oral Communication.- Chapter 9: The Nature and Functions of Communication Strategies in L2 Oral Communication (Alireza Jamshidnejad).- Chapter 10: The Language-Oriented Functions of Strategies (Alireza Jamshidnejad).- Chapter 11: The Context-Oriented Functions of Strategies (Alireza Jamshidnejad).- Chapter 12: The Communicators-Oriented Function of Strategies (Alireza Jamshidnejad).- Chapter 13: Conclusion and Implications for Future Research (Alireza Jamshidnejad).
Dr. Alireza Jamshidnejad is an associate professor of English language studies at the University of Technology and Applied Sciences in Oman, and has over twenty years of experience teaching and researching TEFL and Applied Linguistics. He obtained his first Ph.D. in Education, but shifted his research interest to EFL oral communication and foreign language teaching in his second Ph.D. from the UK. Most of his recent publications focus on language learners’ interaction in EFL contexts, and his unique approach to functions of communication strategies is very well known. After years of teaching, researching and publishing papers in the field of oral communication in EFL contexts, he has innovated a researchbased model to understand the nature of and classify the problems and strategies of L2 oral communication.