Vinicius Macuch Silva is a doctoral researcher in the Research Area 4 'Semantics & Pragmatics'. He also works at the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrück in the Cognitive Modeling research group.
Vinicius works on linguistic pragmatics drawing primarily on experimental methods. In his PhD, he is investigating the extent to which pragmatic language processing might be construed in terms of expectation-based probabilistic inferencing. He is generally interested in the interplay between language, cognition, and social interaction, especially as it pertains to the construction and management of meaning in communication.