I am a Professor in 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, Eric Meinhardt, Gary Patterson, and Marla Rosner.

On the stack (and recently off):

  • Andrew Kehler and Hannah Rohde. "Pronominal Reference and Pragmatic Enrichment: A Bayesian Analysis", to be presented at the 89th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, January 8-11, 2015, Portland, Oregon.
  • Jonathan Cohen and Andrew Kehler. "Frame-Semantic Derivation of Failure-Free Extrasemantic Content", to be presented at Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language 12, Santa Barbara, November 4-6, 2014.
  • Andrew Kehler and Hannah Rohde. "The Effect of Inferred Explanations on Pronoun Production and Interpretation", to be presented at the 2nd Conference of the American Pragmatics Association (invited talk for panel on Computational and Experimental Approaches to Reference and Anaphoric Inference), UCLA, October 17-19, 2014.
  • Andrew Kehler and Hannah Rohde. "Pronominal reference and inferred explanations: a Bayesian account", talk presented at the RefNet Workshop on Psychological and Computational Models of Reference Comprehension and Production, University of Edinburgh, August 31, 2014.
  • 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 18-21, 2013.
  • Jonathan Cohen and Andrew Kehler. "Failure-Free Extrasemantic Content", to be presented at Investigating Semantics: Empirical and Philosophical Approaches, Bochum, Germany, October 10-12, 2013.
  • 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 appear.
  • 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.

  • Course announcements:

  • I'm currently on sabbatical. I'll return in Winter 2015 to teach Lign 17.