Diane Larsen-Freeman may have officially retired. That does not mean, however, that her research schedule is any less packed! Diane reported that she had a very busy and productive summer.
In June, Diane conducted a Master class for PhD students in second language acquisition at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen.
Also in June, Diane presented a plenary address in Sweden at a Lund University Conference, entitled Bridging Language Acquisition and Language Policy. Diane's presentation was on "Language Policy and Planning from a Complexity Theory Perspective", with the abstract available here.
In July, Diane presented a plenary address, “Plurilingualism: The Theory is the Easy Part” at the meeting of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations in Melbourne, Australia.
In August, Diane presented yet another plenary address, “Empowerment through Innovation” at the National Conference for Teachers of English, Tegucicalpa, Honduras.
This summer also see the publication of third edition of 900+ page book The Grammar Book: Form, Meaning, and Use for English Language Teachers by Diane and Marianne Celce-Murcia.