Dr Anastasia Novoselova

Dr Anastasia Novoselova

Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics

  • Email address Anastasia.Novoselova@wlv.ac.uk
  • Phone number 01902 32 3480
  • Location MX112b
  • Faculty Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Institute School of Humanities
  • Areas of expertise
    • Corpus Linguistics
    • Discourse Analysis
    • TESOL
    • English for Academic Purposes

My academic career and broader professional career have been significantly shaped by my education and research in Linguistics, in particular Applied Linguistics. I have been teaching modules in Linguistics, Academic English and English as a Foreign Language in Higher and Further Education in the UK and abroad.

I also have significant industry experience, having worked as an interpreter and translator with large businesses and government organisations in the UK.


My current research interests revolve around the topics in Corpus Linguistics, Discourse Analysis and TESOL.

  • British Association of Applied Linguistics, Ordinary Member
  • Fellow of Advance HE
  • BA in Teaching English and German as Foreign Languages. Bashkir State University, Russia.
  • PhD in Linguistics, PhD thesis "Metaphoric conceptualisation of mind in English and Russian". Bashkir State University, Russia.
  • Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (English, ESOL). University of Warwick, UK.
  • Diploma in Public Service Interpreting, specialisation in English Law. Institute of Linguists, UK.
  • Fellowship of Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK.


  • Novoselova, A. & Pekar, V. (2019) Towards automated evaluation of the consistency of assessor feedback on students’ writing. Book of abstracts from BAAL 2019 Conference Broadening the Horizons of Applied Linguistics. Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester.
  • Novoselova, A. (2009) Using Virtual Learning Environments in Teaching. Proceedings from the 3rd International Conference on Linguistics, Methodology and Literary Studies BGPU, Ufa.
  • Novoselova, A. (2003) The naive conception of mind in English and Russian metaphoric expressions. XVII International Congress of Linguists.  Congress Proceedings, Prague Congress Centre, Prague, pp. 392-393.
  • Novoselova, A. (2002) Reflection of naive conceptions of mind in metaphor MIND IS CONTAINER on the examples of Russian and English metaphoric expressions. Collected Works Issue 1, MSPU, Moscow, pp. 93-98
  • Novoselova, A. (2002) Metaphoric conceptualisation of mind in English and Russian languages.  Dialog-2002: Computational Linguistics and intellectual technologies.  Volume 1, Moscow, pp. 319-327.
  • Novoselova, A. (2001). To the problem of computational method of analysis of figurative meaning. Dialog-2001: Computational Linguistics and its applications. Volume 2, Moscow, pp.303–305.
  • Novoselova, A. (2001). Using WordNet for interpretation of metaphoric usage of words. BSPU, Ufa, pp.144-148.
  • Novoselova, A. (2001). Semantic analysis of the Ground of Metaphoric Transfer. Collected Works. MSPU, Moscow, pp.203-205.
  • Contributed to the Russian language textbook "S Azov" ("Russian from Scratch"), available at http://www.gefix.net/sazov (2006)
  • Provided interpreting and translation service on REMARK project between the University of Wolverhampton and Dresden Technical University (2008, 2009)
  • Provided translation for Warwickshire County Council (2007), Birmingham City Council (2009)
  • Led a Translation Workshop for Institute of Translation and Interpreting at Aston University (2011)
  • Provided interpreting and translation services for a number of business companies, including Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2008, 2011)
  • Interpreted for HM Court Services, West Mercia Police, West Midlands Police, Staffordshire Police, UK Border Agency and HM Prison services (2010-2013)

Conference presentations:

  • What makes a book review helpful? University of Wolverhampton Annual Research Conference (ARC2022), June 2022.
  • Team-teaching, Teaching and Learning Staff Conference, Wolverhampton University, Wolverhampton, September 2016.
  • ESOL and Technology, NATECLA, Birmingham, November 2012.
  • Leading Translation Workshop (Russian-English language pair), Institute of Translation and Interpreting, Aston University, October 2011.
  • Using authentic films in the English classroom. Bridging Linguistics and Methodology TESOL-ELT conference, Samara Academy of Arts, Samara, Russia, 2002.
  • English video materials in teaching adult students. Courses for ELT teachers, Ufa, April 2001.