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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

  • 4 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 7 Article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Book
  • 1 Chapter

Academic Writing with Corpora: A Resource Book for Data-driven Learning

Karpenko-Seccombe, T., 2020, (Accepted/In press) 1st ed. Routledge. 328 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Discourses of Conflict: Cross-Linguistic Corpus-Assisted Comparative Discourse Study of Russian and Ukrainian Parliamentary Debates of 2014

    Karpenko-Seccombe, T., 11 Jun 2020, Language of Conflict: Discourses of the Ukrainian Crisis. Knoblock, N. (ed.). 1st ed. Bloomsbury Academic

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Using a Concordancer to Teach How to Write About Results

    Karpenko-Seccombe, T., 3 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) New Ways in Teaching with Corpora .

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Using Corpora to Explore Vocabulary for Writing Conclusions

    Karpenko-Seccombe, T., 3 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) New Ways in Teaching with Corpora .

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Rethinking stories of transnational mothering in the context of international study

    Lockwood, K., Smith, K. & Karpenko-Seccombe, T., 1 Jan 2019, In : Women's Studies International Forum. 72, p. 17-24 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)


    • 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