BA_MgF1 Finnish Language Structure Advanced Course I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2022
Extent and Intensity
1/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Petra Hebedová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mag. Vaidas Šeferis, Dr. phil. (alternate examiner)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mag. Vaidas Šeferis, Dr. phil.
Department of Linguistics and Baltic Languages - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Linguistics and Baltic Languages - Faculty of Arts
each odd Friday 10:00–11:40 J22
The course is open for Baltic linguistics students of the master degree.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
The course is meant as the first part of a 2-semestral course, which deals with the system of Finnish language. In this course students should acquire a good insight into chapters of Finnish grammar such as phonology, possible descriptions of morphology, possibilities of typological description, syntactic problems. Students are able to interpret linguistic texts related to these topics.
Learning outcomes
In the course students should acquire a better knowledge about Finnish phonology, morphology and syntax. They also learn about possibilities of typological comparison of Finnish and other languages. During the semester students read texts at home and analyze them afterwards in the seminar. Students should also improve their ability to read and analyze Finnish scholarly text.
  • overview of the grammatical and derivative system of Finnish
  • selected topics from Finnish syntax
  • linguistic typology (comparison of Finniah and other languages)
  • reading and interpretation of linguistic literature
  • Literaturu průběžně zadává vyučující
  • KOIVISTO, Vesa. Suomen sanojen rakenne. Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, 2013. 387 stran. ISBN 9789522224156. info
  • HÄKKINEN, Kaisa. Suomen kielen historia. Turku: [Turun yliopisto], 2008. 243 s. ISBN 9789512935970. info
  • Iso suomen kielioppi. Edited by Auli Hakulinen - Maria Vilkuna. 2. painos. Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, 2004. 1698 s. ISBN 9517465572. info
  • VILKUNA, Maria. Suomen lauseopin perusteet. Helsinki: Edita, 1996. 348 s. ISBN 9513720217. info
  • LAAKSONEN, Kaino and Anneli LIEKO. Suomen kielen äänne- ja muoto-oppi. [Helsinki]: Finn Lectura, 1988. 145 s. ISBN 9518905045. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, class discussion, readings.
Assessment methods
written essay on a topic that student and teacher will agree upon
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2020.
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