Simone Gerle studied history, German philology and linguistics in Göttingen. In 2014 she finished her master’s degree in linguistics. From 2012 until 2014 she worked as a student assistant in the psycholinguistic laboratory of the German Department. There she was involved especially in designing, running and analyzing experiments of different methods like eyetracking, reaction time studies and questionnaires. In her master thesis she had analyzed the implicit causality of agent-patient verbs under the influence of active and passive voice and the connectors because and but with a questionnaire.
Since November 2014 she has been a research assistant in the DFG funded project “The What and When of Processing Projective Content“, which belongs to the priority program “XPrag.de: New Pragmatic Theories based on Experimental Evidence“ (SPP 1727). In her PhD thesis she works on the pragmatic status of agent-evocator verbs, a subclass of the agent-patient verbs (supervision: Prof. Dr. Anke Holler).