Candarli, Duygu


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Dr Duygu Candarli is a lecturer in language education at the School of Education and Social Work. She specialises in academic discourse, second language writing, corpus linguistics, 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. 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’ (PI: Professor Alice Deignan) 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’ (PI: Professor Joanna Gavins) 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)

Professional memberships

  • British Association for Applied Linguistics
  • Learner Corpus Association
  • European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing
  • R-Ladies Global


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 the corpus linguistics methods 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 and Corpora.


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


  • L Education (General)
  • P Philology. Linguistics

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Research Output 2012 2019

  • 5 Article
  • 3 Paper
  • 3 Book/Film/Article review
  • 1 Commissioned report

Academic language challenges at the transition: Triangulating classroom data and pupils' perceptions

Candarli, D., Chambers, G., Inglis, M. & Deignan, A., Sep 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

18 Downloads (Pure)

Paradigmatic influences on lexical bundles in research articles in the discipline of education

Candarli, D. & Jones, S., 31 Aug 2019, In : Corpora. 14, 2, p. 237-263 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
quantitative research
qualitative research

Rhetorical variation in teachers’ lesson presentations across Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3

Candarli, D., Love, R. & Deignan, A., 13 Nov 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Using corpora to explore the language challenges of the transition from primary to secondary school

Candarli, D., Love, R. & Deignan, A., Jul 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Book review: Assembling Arguments: Multimodal Rhetoric and Scientific Discourse by Jonathan Buehl

Candarli, D., 3 Jul 2018, In : Discourse & Society. 29, 4, p. 457-458 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

book review

Activities 2019 2019

Using corpora to investigate the linguistic challenges of the transition from primary to secondary school

Duygu Candarli (Speaker), Robbie Love (Speaker), Alice Deignan (Speaker)
24 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Tracing the representation of concepts in texts using R

Duygu Candarli (Speaker)
7 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Using corpus linguistics methodology to research second language writing

Duygu Candarli (Speaker)
26 Dec 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture