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Archived Curricula Guide 2017–2019
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TRSU01 Introduction to Finnish for Translators 5 ECTS
Organised by
Translation Studies (Finnish)
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies
Curricula 2015 – 2017

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course unit, the student will be familiar with the basic features of Finnish phonology, morphology, and syntax, and will be able to compare Finnish with other languages. In addition, the student will have a thorough understanding of the core concepts of grammatical description and will be able to use them in analysing texts. They will also know the central principles of editing and will be able to search for additional information pertaining to editing. Furthermore, the student will be able to analyse the temporal, regional, and contextual variation of the Finnish language.

Contents

The course unit explores the structure of the Finnish language, editing, and language variation from the point of view of translation. A central focus of the course unit is the terminology of grammatical description in Finnish, and the student will revise and expand their knowledge of it during the course unit. The course unit investigates the meanings and use of the Finnish language structures in both spoken and written language. In addition, the course unit examines the connection between language structures and text genres and nuances. During the course unit, the student will read recent research on the Finnish language and reflect upon the responsibility a translator has in contributing to the development of the Finnish language.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 24 h 0 h
Group work 4 h 10 h

Teaching language

Finnish

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In Finnish
Study materials 
  • Alho & Kauppinen 2009, Käyttökielioppi
  • Kielitoimiston oikeinkirjoitusopas
  • Onikki-Rantajääskö & Siiroinen 2008, Kieltä kohti
  • valikoima artikkeleita.
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam 
In Finnish
Essay 
In Finnish

Independent completion of the course unit is based on two subunits: an exam on the structure of Finnish (3 ECTS) and an essay based on a selection of articles (2 ECTS).

Evaluation

Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Alho & Kauppinen 2009, Käyttökielioppi; Kielitoimiston oikeinkirjoitusopas; Onikki-Rantajääskö & Siiroinen 2008, Kieltä kohti; a selection of articles.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Communication Sciences
Faculty of Communication Sciences
Finnish for Translators I (Translation Studies (Finnish))
Faculty of Communication Sciences