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This thoroughly revised third edition of Finnish: An Essential Grammar is grounded in fundamental insights of modern linguistics and incorporates some of the latest achievements in the description of written and spoken Finnish. It gives a systematic account of the structures of the written language and offers increased attention to the key characteristics of present-day colloquial Finnish. No prior knowledge is assumed on the part of the reader and grammatical rules are clearly explained without jargon.
Features of this new edition include:
· pronunciation guide, including the tendencies in present-day colloquial Finnish
· thorough descriptions of morphology (word structure) and syntax (sentence structure)
· clear rules and an abundance of concrete examples, from both written and colloquial Finnish
· updated vocabulary in the examples
· an effective new scheme for detecting the morphological structure of any word form
· subject index.
This is the ideal reference source both for those studying Finnish independently and for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.
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Book Description Routledge, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110415207053
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # S-0415207053