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Dr Tatyana Karpenko-Seccombe is a Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes at Research and Enterprise. She completed both her MA in Language Studies and her doctorate in Linguistics at LancasterUniversity. Tatyana focused her PhD research on cognitive text analysis. Prior to that she also completed a postgraduate course at Kiev University, Ukraine and wrote a thesis (equivalent to PhD) on English syntax. Tatyana also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English for Academic Purposes from Nottingham University (2011). Tatyana has taught English to non-English speakers for about 20 years. She has also taught Italian and Russian languages. Tatyana joined the University of Huddersfield in 2009, first working at pre-sessional courses at the International Study Centre and in 2011 joining Research and Enterprise to teach English for academic purposes to international research students. Prior to that she taught translation studies at the City University of London, taught pre-sessional courses at Nottingham University and worked as an assistant professor at Kiev National University, Ukraine, teaching English, linguistics and translation studies. She has also worked as a freelance interpreter and translator.

Research Expertise and Interests

Tatyana has had interests in many linguistic disciplines, including text and discourse analysis, cognitive linguistics, translation studies, interpreting, and cross-cultural communication At present her main area of interest is teaching academic skills, including critical writing, to international research students. Tatyana is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of BALEAP – the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purpose

Research Expertise and Interests

  • English Language
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Academic Writing
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Cognitive Stylistics

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Research Output 2012 2019

Rethinking stories of transnational mothering in the context of international study

Lockwood, K., Smith, K. & Karpenko-Seccombe, T., 2019, In : Women's Studies International Forum. 72, p. 17-24 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
teaching method

Speech Presentation and Summary in the BBC News Online Coverage of a Russian TV Interview with Vladimir Putin

Walker, B. & Karpenko-Seccombe, T., 2017, Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines, 9 , 2, p. 79-96.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

Intertextuality as Cognitive Modelling

Karpenko-Seccombe, T., 2016, In : English Text Construction. 9, 2, p. 244-267 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Cognitive Modeling
Cognitive Processes

Supporting International PhD Writers: Are Pastoral Duties Part of the Package?

Karpenko-Seccombe, T., 9 Jun 2016, International Student Experience Journal (ISEJ), 4, p. 10-16 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
teaching observation
Social Role

Activities 2014 2018

  • 6 Oral presentation

Using Concordancers in the Post-Graduate EAP Classroom

Tatyana Karpenko-Seccombe (Speaker)
1 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Authenticity of the Author's Voice in Translation: A Cognitive View

Tatyana Karpenko-Seccombe (Speaker)
27 Jul 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Decoding Time and Place Through Cognitive Analogy and Mapping

Tatyana Karpenko-Seccombe (Speaker)
21 Jul 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Integrating Corpus Analysis into Everyday Classroom Practice

Tatyana Karpenko-Seccombe (Speaker)
11 Jul 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation