Felix Golcher

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät

Felix Golcher has a background in Physics and a PhD in Linguistics. He worked for many years as statistical advisor for the Institut für deutsche Sprache und Linguistik.

He now works for Project INF and provides statistical analysis and advice and support with technical infrastructure.


INF Data management and statistical analysis


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Mohrenstraße 40/41, 10117 Berlin, R. 433

030 / 2093 91330

felix.golcher@hu-berlin.deWebsite https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0572-7201

Publications & Presentations


  • Oikonomou, Despina; Golcher, Felix; Alexiadou, Artemis  (2020) Quantifier scope and information structure in Greek In: Glossa: a journal of general linguistics [DOI] [ViVo]
    In this paper, we investigate the availability of inverse scope interpretation in doubly-quantified sentences in Greek. A rather coarse and, as we show, inaccurate empirical generalization is that languages with relatively free word order do not have inverse scope readings, since movement is always spelled-out. In Greek there is little experimental work testing inverse scope with DP-quantifiers and there is considerable disagreement among linguists regarding its availability. Our goal is two-fold: i) to contribute towards a better understanding of the empirical facts and ii) to explore the relation between inverse scope availability and the syntax and semantics of different configurations. As we show, inverse scope is generally acceptable by Greek speakers, with the exception of environments with Clitic Left Dislocation. Our data add up to recent studies in other languages which suggest that the critical factor for the (non)-availability of inverse scope is the properties of each individual construction and not a dichotomy between different types of languages.
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