Diane Larsen-Freeman has been a professor of education at the University of Michigan since 2002, a professor of linguistics since 2003, and also served as the Director of the English Language Institute from 2002-2003. She was a professor of applied linguistics at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont. She earned both her master’s degree and her doctorate in linguistics from the University of Michigan. For the past 30 years, she has conducted research in second language acquisition and reviewed and synthesized research literature, leading to the publication of a leading introduction to the field, An Introduction to Second Language Acquisition Research (Longman Publishing, 1991, with Michael Long). She has written books on English grammar from a discourse perspective, most recently, the second editions of The Grammar Book: An ESL/EFL Teacher’s Course and has directed the popular grammar series Grammar Dimensions: Form, Meaning, and Use. Her language teaching methodology book Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching (Oxford University Press, 2000) is now in its second edition. In 2003 she published Teaching Language: From Grammar to Grammaring. Her most recent book, which she coauthored with Lynne Cameron, is entitled Complex Dynamic Systems and Applied Linguistics.