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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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GERFA6 Grammar II 4 ECTS
Organised by
German Language and Culture
Person in charge
Marja-Leena Piitulainen
Preceding studies

Learning outcomes

To become familiar with the central syntactic description methods and grammar models (especially valency theory); to master the German syntactic structures and seeing them as a part of linguistic knowledge.


Operational tests, syntax as a part of grammar, syntactic description models, especially the valency and dependency model, its central concepts and principles, syntactic functions, clause models, clause types, a simple and a complex clause, word order.

Modes of study

Participation in lectures and exercises (knowledge of Finnish is required); a written final exam in German or in Finnish. Alternatively a book exam in German or in Finnish.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Evaluation by written exam.

Study materials

Agreed sections from some German grammar. Piitulainen, M-L., Syntax des Deutschen. Unter Berücksichtigung des Kontrasts zum Finnischen. 2000.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies
Linguistics (German Language and Culture)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies