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, B. in press. Adverbial V3 in Early New High German? Construction(s) with so. Journal of Germanic Linguistics.
Breunesse, M. & Bloom, B. (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.
Bloom, B. (2019, November). The disappearance of OV order in subject relative clauses. Linguistics workshop, Jena.
Bloom, B. (2019, March). The disappearance of OV order in subject relative clauses. Language Change in English and Beyond: Linguistic Theory and Historical Corpora, Athens.
Bloom, B. (2019, August). Multiple inheritance as the origin of the Norwegian psychologically distal demonstrative. 52nd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Leipzig.
Bloom, B. (2019, October). Life at the intersection: The relations between han mannen, mannen and den mannen. Constructions in the Nordics 1, Kiel.
Bloom, B. (2020, July). Lateral relations and multiple source constructions. Online workshop, Jena.
Bloom, B. (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, B. (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, B. (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, B. (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, B. (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, B. (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, B. (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, B. (2023, February) “Cohesion and/or disruption? The discourse functions of Early New High German adverbial + so. Cracks in the bottleneck, Paris.
Bloom, B. (2023, Semptember) accepted. “Early New High German preposed adverbial clauses: integration and discourse functions. International conference of historical linguistics, Heidelberg.