Dr Duygu Candarli is currently a lecturer in language education and the convenor of the on-campus MEd TESOL programme at the School of Education and Social Work. She specialises in academic discourse, second language writing, corpus linguistics, writing assessment, phraseology, longitudinal and mixed methods research in education. She obtained her PhD in language education from the University of Manchester and worked as a graduate teaching assistant and then as a lecturer in the English Language for Education programme, leading and contributing to both undergraduate and postgraduate course units and supervising dissertations. Her PhD was fully funded by the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Manchester. She also taught general English and English for academic purposes in Turkey before coming to Manchester.
Duygu joined the University of Dundee in November 2019. Prior to this, she worked as a research fellow on an ESRC-funded research project titled ‘Linguistic Challenges of the Transition from Primary to Secondary School’ at the University of Leeds and contributed to MA TESOL modules and supervised MA dissertations. She was previously a research associate on the research project titled ‘Linguistic Creativity in the Discourse of National Trust Holiday Cottage Guestbooks’ at the University of Sheffield.
PhD in Language Education (University of Manchester)
MA in English Language Education (Bogazici University)
BA in English Language Teaching with a minor degree in German (Middle East Technical University)
British Association for Applied Linguistics (Testing, Evaluation and Assessment Special Interest Group, Corpus Linguistics Special Interest Group, Linguistics and Knowledge about Language in Education Special Interest Group)
Learner Corpus Association
European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing
Duygu currently sits on the committee of the Linguistics and Knowledge about Language in Education Special Interest Group of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL LKALE).
Duygu Candarli is currently the primary supervisor of two postgraduate researchers (PGRs). She would be happy to supervise PhD theses in the areas of academic discourse, second language writing, corpus linguistics, writing assessment, phraseology, longitudinal and mixed methods research in applied linguistics.
Dr Duygu Candarli’s research is at the intersection of language education and corpus linguistics. She is a mixed-methods researcher, with specific expertise in longitudinal research and quantitative data analysis methods. Her doctoral research, which combined corpus and qualitative research methods, investigated phraseology in first and second language academic writing and provided new insights into developmental patterns of phraseology in different contexts. She also has researched metadiscourse in essays written by first and second language novice writers and phraseology in research articles in English-medium journals, using corpus linguistics methods. She has published her research in leading journals of the field, including Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Reading and Writing, and Corpora. She is collaborating with researchers on the ESRC-funded research project ‘Linguistic Challenges of the Transition from Primary to Secondary School’ led by the University of Leeds to investigate school language at transition, using corpus linguistic methodologies.
Duygu is currently the principal investigator of a research project on second language writing, funded by Cambridge Assessment. She is invited to act as a reviewer for a number of international journals, including International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, and Corpora. She is on the editorial board of the Humanities & Social Sciences Communications journal (Springer Nature).
Dr Duygu Candarli’s teaching areas include:
- Language awareness in TESOL
- Research methods in education
- Learning and teaching second language writing
- Quantitative data analysis
- Using corpora in English language teaching
Duygu Candarli is currently the leader of two modules. She also supervises dissertations in the MEd Education (Leading Learning & Teaching) and MEd TESOL programmes.