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Dr. Barthe Bloom

ORCID-ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3378-9856 

E-Mail: bloomuni-potsdamde

Raum:, Telefon: -230107

After having studied Scandinavian languages and cultures in my bachelor at the University of Groningen, I obtained my Research master in Linguistics from Leiden University. In 2021, I obtained my PhD (summa cum laude) at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena with the dissertation “Lateral relations & multiple source constructions: the Old English subject relative clause and the Norwegian han mannen-construction”. Since August 2021, I am working as a PostDoc in the DFG project “Word Order and Discourse Structure in the Early Modern Period” at the University Potsdam (PI: Prof. Dr. Demske). In this project, I focus on the left periphery of the sentence.

Focus of work

  • usage-based construction grammar
  • language change
  • definite noun phrases
  • word order changes
  • Germanic languages


Bloom, Barthe. accepted. Adverbial V3 in Early New High German? Construction(s) with so. Journal of Germanic Linguistics 76(4).

Bloom, Barthe. accepted.Structuring the narrative with preposed adverbial clauses: A study of the German and Dutch Ponthus adaptations. In Ulrike Demske and Barthe Bloom (eds.), Discourse Structure and Narration: A Diachronic View from Germanic. Berlin: Language Science Press.

Bloom, Barthe. 2024. Het gebruik van so in de zinsaanloop in de Duitse, Nederlandse en Engelse Ponthus. Taal en Tongval 76(1), 1--36. DOI:  10.5117/TET2024.1.001.BLOO

Bloom, Barthe, Malika Reetz, and Ulrike Demske. Romankorpus Frühneuhochdeutsch (Roko.UP): A collection of Early Modern German narrative prose. Journal of Open Humanities Data 10(1), 17. DOI: 10.5334/johd.188

Bloom, Barthe. 2023. Life at the intersection: The relations between han mannen, mannen and den mannen. In Coussé, Evie, Steffen Höder, Benjamin Lyngfelt and Julia Prentice (eds.), Constructionist approaches to Nordic languages, 24–54. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. DOI: 10.1075/cal.37.02blo

Bloom, Barthe. 2022. The spread of the VO pattern in subject relative clauses: The OV/VO alternation in Old and Middle English. In Lavidas, Nikolaos and Kiki Nikiforidou (eds.),  Studying language change in the 21st century: Theory and methodologies, 76–101. Leiden: Brill. DOI: 10.1163/9789004510579_005


Bloom, Barthe, Malika Reetz & Ulrike Demske. 28.11.2023. Romankorpus Frühneuhochdeutsch (Roko.UP). https://zenodo.org/records/10210706


Bloom, Barthe. (2024, May). Productivity and the paradigm of preposed adverbial clause connection. Unravelling Productivity, Insights into usage, processing and variability. Ghent.

Bloom, Barthe. (2023, September). Early New High German preposed adverbial clauses: integration and discourse functions. 26th International Conference of Historical Linguistics, Heidelberg.

Bloom, Barthe. (2023, February). Cohesion and/or disruption? The discourse functions of Early New High German adverbial + so. Cracks in the bottleneck, Paris.

Bloom, Barthe. (2023, May). Adverbial V3 in mimesis and diegesis: A study of the Early New High German and Dutch Pontus. Discourse Structure and Narration: A diachronic view from Germanic.

Bloom, Barthe. (2023, May). Integration, resumption and adjunction: The relation between Early New High German preposed adverbial clauses and their host. 12th International Conference on Construction Grammar, Prague.

Bloom, Barthe. (2022, September). Därmed så är det rätt bra. Doch so muß ich aynes dartzu sagen: The preverbal use of [ADVERB + so/så] in Modern Swedish and Early New High German. Constructions in the Nordics 3, Kiel. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.25653.55528

Bloom, Barthe. (2022, August). Left peripheral so in Early New High German narratives. International Conference of Historical Linguistics 25, Oxford. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.34042.16321

Bloom, Barthe. (2022, July). Left peripheral so in the German, Dutch, and English Pontus. Small languages, Big ideas, Oldenburg. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.12231.78246

Bloom, Barthe. (2021, August).  Life at the intersection: Two case studies of lateral feature transfer from multiple source constructions. International Conference on Construction Grammar 11, Antwerp.

Bloom, Barthe. (2020, November). Han mannen and his neighbors: A contrastive study of han mannen’s constructional neighborhood in Bokmål, Danish, and Swedish. Constructions in the Nordics 2, Online.

Bloom, Barthe. (2020, July). Lateral relations and multiple source constructions. Online workshop, Jena.

Bloom, Barthe. (2019, October). Life at the intersection: The relations between han mannen, mannen and den mannen. Constructions in the Nordics 1, Kiel.

Bloom, Barthe. (2019, August). Multiple inheritance as the origin of the Norwegian psychologically distal demonstrative. 52nd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Leipzig.

Bloom, Barthe. (2019, March). The disappearance of OV order in subject relative clauses. Language Change in English and Beyond: Linguistic Theory and Historical Corpora, Athens.

Bloom, Barthe. (2019, November). The disappearance of OV order in subject relative clauses. Linguistics workshop, Jena.

Breunesse, Merlijn & Barthe Bloom. (2018, May). The role of (inter)subjectification in the development of the Norwegian preproprial article in to the psychological distal demonstrative. International Congress of Linguistics, Capetown.