Greg Lessard

French Studies
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I am a linguist in the French Studies department, cross-appointed in the School of Computing. My colleague Michael Levison and I have developed a natural language generation environment called QVinci which is used for research on language characteristics, as well as language teaching. We have also done work on the computational modelling of narrative structures using directed acyclic graphs and on the formal representation of meaning.

I have also worked with a variety of colleagues or alone on various areas of the digital humanities including the representation of orality, 18th Century novel titles, the works of Stendhal, and topoi (narrative microsequences) in literary texts.

I have also developed a variety of online teaching materials, including manuals on Introductory Linguistics and Reading French.