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. "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.
  • 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, 2012.
  • "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.

  • Course announcements:

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