Finnish: An Essential Grammar / Edition 2

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Here is the ideal reference grammar for anyone studying Finnish. It provides a systematic account of the structures of the written language and also features the characteristics of colloquial Finnish as spoken in Helsinki and surrounding areas.

It assumes no prior

knowledge of the language and clearly explains grammatical rules in a jargon-free manner.

Features include: * pronunciation guide * thorough discussions of word and sentence structure * inflection tables * subject index.

This grammar was first published in 1983, and continues

to be a favorite with students as well as professional linguists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415439145
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/25/2008
  • Language: Finnish
  • Series: Routledge Essential Grammars Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 630,805
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Fred Karlsson is Professor Emeritus of General Linguistics at the University of Helsinki.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Pronunciation and Sound Structure 3. Word Structure 4. Two Important Sound Alternations 5. The Declension of Nominals 6. The Conjugation of Verbs 7. Sentence Structure 8. The Nominative Case and the Partitive Case 9. The Genitive Case, Possessive Suffixes and the Accusative Case 10. The Six Local Cases 11. Other Cases 12. Numerals 13. Pronouns 14. Tenses 15. Moods 16. The Passive 17. Infinitives 18. Participles 19. Comparison of Adjectives 20. Other Word Classes 21. Word Formation 22. The Colloquial Spoken Language. Appendix 1: Inflection Tables. Appendix 2: Literature. Appendix 3: Some Relevant Internet Addresses. Subject Index

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