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SUKKP5A Myth Busters: Ten Facts You Never Knew About Finnish Language and Culture (UTA Summer School) 2–5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
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Type or level of studies
Basic studies
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Finnish Language and Culture
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies

General description

The course focuses on some common misconceptions about the Finnish language, its past and current situation. We also dispel myths about the Finnish way of communication, the status of various language varieties in Finland and the reputation of Finnish as a difficult language. This course will discuss where the stereotypes stem from, and you will reconsider your preconceptions about the Finnish language and the Finns.


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15-Aug-2016 – 19-Aug-2016