By Fred Karlsson
This thoroughly revised third edition of Finnish: An Essential Grammar is grounded in fundamental insights of modern linguistics and incorporates some of the latest achievements in the description of written and spoken Finnish.
It gives a systematic account of the structures of the written language and offers increased attention to the key characteristics of present-day colloquial Finnish. No prior knowledge is assumed on the part of the reader and grammatical rules are clearly explained without jargon.
Features of this new edition include:
This is the ideal reference source both for those studying Finnish independently and for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.
Fred Karlsson is Professor Emeritus of General Linguistics at the University of Helsinki.