Colloquial Finnish

Many Finnish words will look long to you at first, but in most instances they break up readily into smaller, ... The 'Colloquial Finnish' (puhekieli) presented in this book is in fact a range of varieties of Finnish as spoken by younger ...

Author: Daniel Abondolo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317305446

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 368

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Colloquial Finnish provides a step-by-step course in Finnish as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Finnish in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Key features include: progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios useful vocabulary lists throughout the text additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary and bilingual glossaries Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Finnish will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Finnish. Audio material to accompany the course is available to download freely in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
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Phonological and Lexical Aspects of Colloquial Finnish

An objection may be raised that Helsinki is such a large and linguistically diversified community that no study could make accurate generalizations about its colloquial speech. This seemingly logical view is quickly shown to be ...

Author: Melvin J. Luthy

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783112317594

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Colloquial Finnish eBook And MP3 Pack

Many Finnish words will look long to you at first, but in most instances they break up readily into smaller, ... The 'Colloquial Finnish' (puhekieli) presented in this book is in fact a range of varieties of Finnish as spoken by younger ...

Author: Daniel Abondolo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317583240

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 368

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Colloquial Finnish provides a step-by-step course in Finnish as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Finnish in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Key features include: • progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills • structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar • an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises • realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios • useful vocabulary lists throughout the text • additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary and bilingual glossaries Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Finnish will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Finnish. Course components: The complete course comprises the book and audio materials. These are available to purchase separately in paperback, ebook, CD and MP3 format. The paperback and CDs can also be purchased together in the great-value Colloquials pack. Paperback: 978-0-415-49966-8 (please note this does not include the audio) CDs : 978-0-415-48627-9 eBook: 978-0-203-81794-0 (please note this does not include the audio, available to purchase from http://ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/audio_viewbooks.aspx) MP3s: 978-0-415-49967-5 (available to purchase from http://ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/audio_viewbooks.aspx) Pack : 978-0-415-49968-2 (paperback and CDs) It has been brought to our attention that on some of the CD copies of Colloquial Finnish, there is an error on track 3 of CD 1. We would urge all customers who have experienced this error to contact us at [email protected]; we will then send you a correct replacement MP3 of this track, free of charge. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused. For the eBook and MP3 pack, please find instructions on how to access the supplementary content for this title in the Prelims section.
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Colloquial Finnish

Key features include: progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises realistic and entertaining dialogues ...

Author: Daniel Abondolo

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Colloquial Finnish provides a step-by-step course in Finnish as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Finnish in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Key features include: progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios useful vocabulary lists throughout the text additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary and bilingual glossaries Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Finnish will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Finnish. Audio material to accompany the course is available to download freely in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
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The Sociolinguistics of Urbanization

Hsntitt Paunoivsiv The Finnish Language in Helsinki In lfllilil Sweden lost Finland to Russia. ... One may well wonder how and from where colloquial Helsinki Finnish came into existence in the course of only a few decades, ...

Author: Bengt Nordberg

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110852622

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 298

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Structures of Focus and Grammatical Relations

(16) Subject-predicate agreement in Colloquial Finnish, illustrated with the verb syo'da' 'eat'6 Singular Plural l. P. ma syb'n me syoda'a'n 2. P. sa syo't te syb'tte 3. P. se syo ne syb' (pronominal subject) poika syO' pojat syO' ...

Author: Jorunn Hetland

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110949483

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 268

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The seven articles of this volume take up crucial aspects of information structure and grammatical form. Special attention is paid to the definition of topic, focus and contrast, to the language specific devices for expressing different types of these information structural notions, and to the typological characterisation of languages as to discourse configurationality. The investigation of grammatical relations includes the interplay between syntactic functions, morphological case and thematic structure, and the study of the functional and formal complexity of passive in Germanic languages.
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New information subjects in L2 acquisition evidence from Italian and Finnish

Notice that in colloquial Finnish the expletive pronoun can optionally be overt in both cases (21a-b). (20) a. __ oli kiva, että soitit. be-PAST3sg nice that. 10We are referring to the colloquial variety spoken in the Southern part of ...

Author: Dal Pozzo, Lena

Publisher: Firenze University Press

ISBN: 9788866558705

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

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Recent work on second language acquisition within the generative framework has pointed out interfaces (syntax-discourse, syntax-semantics, etc.) as a residual domain of vulnerability in L2. Rather than in core syntax, it is at the interface level that the divergence between native and non-native grammars has been shown to be more prominent. In this book the investigation of answering strategies and the focalization of new information subjects, which require access to the syntax-discourse interface, will be pursued. Data is collected through an oral elicitation task on Finnish and Italian, a rather unexplored language pair, in various stages of language development: advanced and intermediate L2 acquisition, L1 under L2 attrition, early bilingualism, child monolingual L1 development.
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Finnish German Yearbook of Political Economy Volume 2

when they go to Finland and do not understand the spoken language despite having studied Finnish outside of Finland for two or three years, and they may begin to wonder why they did not learn colloquial Finnish in their course back at ...

Author: Mandred J. Holler

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783882783063

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

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The volume has two main issues. One focuses on Mikael Agricola and his contribution to reformation in Finland and the Finnish language. The corresponding articles are Heidi Salmi, German Influence on the Finnish in Mikael Agricola, Jyrki Knuutila, The Impact of the Reformation on Finland from the Perspective of Finnish Students at Wittenberg University (1531–1633), and Andreas Pawlas, Mikael Agricola and the Finnish Identity. Is Mikael Agricola the root for the special link between Finland and Germany when it comes to culture and language? Kirsti Siitonen and Katri Annika Wessel contribute a report on the teaching and research of Finnish language and culture in German universities. The first university to offer modules in Finnish was the University of Greifswald, where teaching began in 1921. The second focus is on voting. The article by J. Antonio Seijas-Macias, Power Index of Finnish Parties: Evolution of the Parliament System, resumes methods and results presented in Manfred J. Holler’s A Priori Party Party Power and Government Formation: Esimerkkinä Suomi published in Volume 1 of FGY-PE. Holler’s analysis ended in 1978 when his article was first published. Seijas-Macias’ article is accompanied by two studies of recent elections in Finland and Germany: Lasse Nurmi and Hannu Nurmi, From Center-Right to Center-Left: The 2019 Parliamentary Election in Finland, and Christoph Dörffel, Andreas Freytag, and Miriam Kautz, The 2019 State Election in Thuringia and the Populist Threat. There are ob-vious differences but also simularities. – Back to the beginning of this volume. Jussi Pajunen and Mikko Karjalainen’s article analyzes a rather dark chapter of Finnish-German cooperation, the Finnish volunteer battalion of the Waffen SS in 1941-1943.
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Pronouns in Embedded Contexts at the Syntax Semantics Interface

Before saying more about this difference, let us also think back to the register differences between colloquial and standard Finnish: In standard Finnish hän is the default third person pronoun, and se is normally only used for nonhuman ...

Author: Pritty Patel-Grosz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319567068

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 247

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This volume presents studies on pronouns in embedded contexts, and offers fundamental insights into this central area of research. Much of the recent research on pronouns has shown that embedded environments, such as clausal complements of attitude predicates, provide a window into the nature of pronouns. Pronouns in such environments not only exhibit familiar distinctions such as that between bound and referential pronouns; if they refer to the attitude holder, they also participate in a broader range of phenomena, e.g., distinguishing between a de se reading (involving a conscious self-directed belief) and a de re reading (involving an accidental belief about oneself). Topics covered include: the semantics of attitude reports that contain pronominal elements, the semantics of pronominal features and their connection to indexicality, new insights in the connection of pronominal typology and logophoricity or anti-logophoricity, and finally, the localization of embedded pronouns within a bigger picture involving the nature of perspective and the analysis of quasi-pronominal phenomena such as sequence of tense.
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Complete Finnish Beginner to Intermediate Course

In everyday colloquial Finnish the personal forms of the verb to be are contracted and so are the personal pronouns: There is no separate future tense in Finnish. Olen means both I am and I will be. The future is indicated by a word ...

Author: Terttu Leney

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444173505

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Do you want to be able to listen to, speak, read and write Finnish confidently? Do you want the convenience of being able to learn at home or on the move? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Teach Yourself Complete Finnish – Touch & Listen will guarantee success! Touch & Listen ebooks are a groundbreaking new approach to language learning that include recordings of pronunciation and conversations within the pages of the books themselves – right where you need them. In the past you used to have to juggle separate books and CDs/MP3s to master listening, speaking, reading and writing. Not anymore. Thanks to the latest enhanced ebook technology, you can learn and practise all four language skills plus grammar and vocabulary from a single ebook that you can read and listen to on your tablet device or smartphone. First, touch the on-screen play buttons and listen to native speakers conversing on scores of current topics. Then rewind. Or pause. Whatever you need to do to make sure you’ve fully understood what you have just listened to. When you are ready, complete the activities with the convenient notes feature. You are in control. It’s that simple. STRUCTURE The course is structured in thematic units based on real-life situations and with an emphasis on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work. NOT MUCH TIME? Get started with a 1-minute introduction to the key principles of the language. GRAMMAR Follow easy-to-manage steps to give you a clear understanding of the language. VOCABULARY Use clearly marked lists to make it easy to find and review the most useful vocabulary. DIALOGUES Touch & Listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast. PRONUNCIATION Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you travel. INSIGHTS Look out for lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author’s many years of teaching experience. FEATURES Make full use of the wealth of convenient ebook features, including highlighting, making notes and a built-in dictionary. PROGRESS Rise to Level B1 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions. TEST YOURSELF Use the unit tests to keep track of your progress. Teach Yourself Complete Finnish Enjoy the familiarity of a book with the convenience of Touch & Listen technology at home or on the move, and let Teach Yourself and its highly experienced authors guide you every step of the way.
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