Diane Larsen-Freeman continues to be a very popular keynote and invited speaker! In October, she was one of five speakers invited to present a particular theoretical perspective at an Indiana University symposium on Interlocutor and Instructor Individual Differences in Cognition and SLA. Diane was invited to offer a Complexity Theory perspective. She was joined by colleagues discussing the influence of interlocutor differences from a sociocultural, cognitive-interactionist, variationist, and methodological persepective, respectively. Later in October, she gave a keynote address at the Sixth International Conference on Classroom-Oriented Research in Konin, Poland. And at the end of the month, Diane spoke at the 25th TESL Canada Conference held at Lake Louise, Alberta. Her topic was the fractal nature of language.
In November, Diane made a presentation at Oxford University Press in Oxford, England, where she spoke about the implications of innovative research trends for academic publishing. Later in November, in Rome, Diane gave a keynote address at a conference entitled Standard and Variation in Second Language Education: A Cross-linguistic Perspective. The conference was held at Roma Tre University. Diane's presentation was titled “The Relationship between Language Norms and Variation: What should we Teach?” She presentated the next day at TESOL Italy’s 40th anniversary conference. And finally, at the end of November, Diane presented a paper at ACTFL, the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages.