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Dr. Barthe Bloom


Telefon: -230107

E-Mail: bloomuni-potsdamde

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


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). 2020. 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.