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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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SUOMP8 Development of standard Finnish 3 ECTS
Organised by
Finnish Language
Person in charge

Learning outcomes

To familiarise students with the historical phases of standard Finnish and to teach them to read and separate typical forms and structures of old literary Finnish.


Outline of the history of standard Finnish; characteristics of the grammar and vocabulary of old literary Finnish.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 26 h 0 h

Lectures and exercises.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Class participation and a written exam, alternatively only a written examination.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Grade based on the level of proficiency concerning acquired information and its applications.

Recommended year of study

1. year spring

Study materials

Course literature tested during the written exam; A separate book exam: Option A: Laila Lehikoinen & Silva Kiuru 1998: Kirjasuomen kehitys. Revised edition. Helsingin yliopiston suomen kielen laitos; Martti Rapola 1967: Suomenkielinen proosa Ruotsin vallan aikana. Tietolipas 49. SKS; ja Paavo Pulkkinen 1972: Nykysuomen kehitys. Tietolipas 72. SKS; Option B: Kaisa Häkkinen 1994: Agricolasta nykysuomeen. WSOY. Laila Lehikoinen & Silva Kiuru, Kirjasuomen kehitys. Helsingin yliopiston suomen kielen laitos. 1998.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies
Basic Studies (Finnish Language)
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School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies