Portrait of Dr Tatyana Karpenko-Seccombe Dr Tatyana Karpenko-Seccombe

T.Karpenko-Seccombe@hud.ac.uk | 01484 471844


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 and Scholarship

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 Purposes.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Karpenko-Seccombe, T (2017) ‘Using concordancers in the post-graduate EAP classroom’. In: CAES International Conference: Faces of English 2 - Teaching and Researching Academic and Professional English, 1-3 June 2017, Hong Kong


Karpenko-Seccombe, T (2016) ‘Authenticity of the author’s voice in translation’. In: PALA Conference 2016: In/Authentic Styles - Language, Discourse and Contexts, 27 - 30 July 2016, Cagliari (Italy)

Karpenko-Seccombe, T (2016) ‘Decoding time and place through cognitive analogy and mapping’. In: 6th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, 19-22 July 2016, Bangor University

Karpenko-Seccombe, T (2016) ‘Teaching with corpora, learning from experts’. In: Inspire Conference 2016, 21st June 2016, University of Huddersfield

Karpenko-Seccombe, T (2016) ‘Supporting international PhD writers – are pastoral duties part of the package?International Student Experience Journal (ISEJ) , 4 (1), pp. 10-16. ISSN 2397-3072

Karpenko-Seccombe, T (2016) ‘Using Concordancers in teaching academic English’. In: Inspire Sharing great practice in Arts and Humanities teaching and learning, 3-4 March 2016, Brighton

Karpenko-Seccombe, T (2016) ‘Intertextuality as cognitive modellingEnglish Text Construction , 9 (2), pp. 244-267. ISSN 1874-8767


Karpenko-Seccombe, T (2015) ‘Integrating Corpus analysis into everyday classroom practiceInForm , 15, pp. 18-20.

Karpenko, T (2015) ‘Integrating Corpus analysis into everyday classroom practice’. In: InForm Conference: Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) on the IFP, July 2015, University of Reading

Karpenko-Seccombe, T (2015) ‘Quicksteps to Concordancing’. In: Festival of Teaching and Learning 2015: 10 Inspiring Years, 12 June 2015, University of Huddersfield


Karpenko-Seccombe, T (2014) ‘Working with Concordancers’. In: BALEAP Professional Issues Meeting (PIM) EAP and Corpora, June 2014, Coventry University


Karpenko-Seccombe, T (2013) ‘Supporting international PhD researchers – are pastoral duties part of the package?’. In: BALEAP Professional Issues Meeting (PIM): Supporting Masters Dissertation and PhD Thesis Writing: Where EAP Meets Research Skills Training, June 2013, University of Essex


Karpenko-Seccombe, T (2012) ‘The challenges of critical thinkingInForm , 10, pp. 14-15.

Karpenko-Seccombe, T (2012) ‘Critical Thinking and International Research Students’. In: 7th Teaching and Learning Conference: How Learning Happens, 14 September 2012, University of Huddersfield

Karpenko-Seccombe, T (2012) ‘Critical Thinking in EAP’. In: InForm Conference 2012, 20 July 2012, Newcastle University


Karpenko-Seccombe, T (2002) ‘Translation as Cultural Mediation’. In: Fifth International Conference on Translation: Interculturality and Translation: Less-translated Languages, 2002, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain


Karpenko-Seccombe, T (2001) ‘Analogy and Intertextuality: Cognitive View’. In: Similarity and Difference in Translation Conference, 31 May - 1 June 2001, American Bible Society, New York


Karpenko-Seccombe, T (1998) ‘Translation, Translator’s Identity and Cognitive Analysis’. In: Third ITI International Colloquium on Literary Translation: Translation and Community, 1-3 September 1998, University of Sheffield


Karpenko, T (1997) ‘Cognitive Analysis and Cross-Cultural Miscommunication’. In: Conference: Translation and Power, 12-14 July 1997, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK


Karpenko, T (1996) ‘Visual and Verbal Parody: a Cognitive Approach’. In: Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA) Conference, 1996, 1996, Queen’s University, Belfast

Karpenko, T (1996) ‘Modelling of Implied Meaning’. In: BAAL Annual Meeting: Evolving Models of Language, 1996, University of Wales, Swansea, UK


Karpenko, T (1994) ‘What Makes a Fable a Fable’. In: Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA) Conference: Radical Stylistics, 1994, Sheffield Hallam University

Karpenko-Seccombe, T (1994) ‘Maxim of Quantity in Literary TextsPapers of Kiev University, Philology series -1994 .


Karpenko-Seccombe, T (1993) ‘Pragmatic aspects of literary communicationPALA Occasional Papers Series , 3.


Karpenko, T (1992) ‘Pragmatic Peculiarities of Literary Texts’. In: Postgraduate Linguistic Conference, 1992, Manchester University

Karpenko-Seccombe, T (1992) ‘Synchronic and Diachronic Aspects of OppositionIssues in Romance and Germanic Philology .

Karpenko-Seccombe, T (1992) ‘On Textual ImplicaturePapers of Kiev University, Philology series -1992 .

Karpenko-Seccombe, T (1992) ‘On Semantic Structure of ParodyPapers of Kiev University, Philology series -1992 .

Karpenko-Seccombe, T (1992) ‘Implied Meaning on the Textual LevelTheory and Practice of Terminological Lexicography .


Karpenko-Seccombe, T (1990) ‘Variation in Oppositional MeaningVariation on Different Levels of Language Structure .

Karpenko-Seccombe, T (1990) ‘Semantic Structure of Texts with Modelled SubtextsFunctional and Semantic Correlation Between Different Language Levels .


Karpenko-Seccombe, T (1989) ‘Implied Textual OppositionsLogical and Grammatical Analysis of Text .


Karpenko, T (1986) ‘Field of OppositionCollection of Papers of the USSR Academy of Sciences .

Teaching and Professional Activities

Tatyana teaches both individual and group classes for international research students who need support with their written and oral English. There is a variety of courses and workshops to help students at various stages of their research, for example – Academic Writing Style, Sentence Structure, Presentation Skills, Academic Vocabulary, Common Grammatical Difficulties, Writing Introductions, Writing Literature Reviews, Describing Visual Data, Writing Abstracts and many others. She also conducts one-to-one tutorials and regular classes for international research students.