I am Professor and Chair of the Department of Linguistics at UC San Diego. My main (but not only) area of interest is discourse interpretation, studied from the perspectives of theoretical linguistics, computational linguistics, and psycholinguistics. Explore the links above and below to find out more about me.
I direct the department's Computational
Linguistics Lab. My students are: Gwen
Gillingham, Jasmeen Kanwal, Lara Klainerman Hochstein, Eric Meinhardt, Gary Patterson,
and Marla Rosner.
Congratulations to former graduate student
who has accepted a faculty position in the
Department of Ling-uistics
and English Language at the University of Edinburgh.
Congratulations to former graduate student Laura Kertz,
who is now an Assistant Professor
in the Department
of Cognitive, Linguistics, and Psychological
Sciences at Brown University.
On the stack (and recently off):
Andrew Kehler and Hannah Rohde. "The Effect of Inferred
Explanations in a Bayesian Theory of
Pronominal Reference", poster presented at
the 27th CUNY Sentence Processing Meeting,
Columbus, OH, March 2014. Poster available here.
Gary Patterson and Andrew Kehler. "Predicting the Presence of Discourse Connectives", presented at
EMNLP 2013, Seattle, October
Jonathan Cohen and Andrew Kehler. "Failure-Free Extrasemantic Content", to be presented at
Investigating Semantics: Empirical and Philosophical Approaches, Bochum, Germany, October
Jonathan Cohen and Andrew Kehler. "Failure-Free Extrasemantic Content", presented at the
California Universities Semantics and Pragmatics meeting (CUSP-6), Berkeley, October 11-12, 2013.
Andrew Kehler. "Reference in Discourse", to appear in the
Handbook of Contemporary Semantic Theory (second edition), Blackwell.
Andrew Kehler and Hannah Rohde. "A Probabilistic Reconciliation of Coherence-Driven and
Centering-Driven Theories of Pronoun Interpretation", Theoretical Linguistics (target article), to appear.
Andrew Kehler and Hannah Rohde. "Aspects of a Theory of Pronoun
Interpretation", Theoretical Linguistics (response to commentaries), to
Hannah Rohde and Andrew Kehler. "Grammatical and
Information-Structural Influences on Pronoun Production", Language and
Cognitive Processes (Special Issue on Production of Referring
Expressions), to appear.
Two invited presentations at the Center for Cognitive Science, Rutgers University, April 9, 2013.
Colloquium Speaker, Department of Linguistics, University of
Southern California, September 17, 2012.
Teaching a week-long course on Reference and Coherence in
Discourse and Masterclass on Discourse Interpretation at the 2012
LOT summer school, Utrecht, the Netherlands, July 2-6, 2012.
Penn Discourse Treebank Workshop, Philadelphia, April 30-May 2, 2012.
Andrew Kehler and Hannah Rohde. "Reconciling Centering-driven
and Coherence-driven Accounts of Pronoun Interpretation", presented at
the 86th Annual
Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (special session in
memory of Ellen F. Prince), Portland, January 5-8, 2012.
Andrew Kehler, Emily Hayes, Jess Sullivan, and David Barner.
"Grammatical and Pragmatic Biases in Children's Pronoun
Interpretation", presented at the 86th Annual Meeting
of the Linguistic Society of America, Portland, January 5-8,
"Cohesion and Coherence". Chapter 74 in Semantics: An
International Handbook of Natural Language Meaning (Volume 2),
edited by Claudia Maienborn, Klaus von Heusinger, and Paul Portner,
pp. 1963--1987, 2012.
Two invited presentations as part of the Context Dependence in
Language and Communication workshop, Stanford University, November 2-3, 2012.
Invited speaker, Constraints on
Discourse 2011, Var, France, September 14-16, 2011.
"A Probabilistic Reconciliation of Coherence-Driven and
Centering-Driven Theories of Pronoun Interpretation". Keynote address
at the 33rd Annual
Conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS), Georg August
University, Göttingen, February 23-35, 2011.