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694937P Language Planning, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 694937P  Validity 01.08.2015 -
Name Language Planning  Abbreviation Language Planni 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeBasic Studies Discipline1104 Finnish Language 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Faculty of Humanities 

Katja Västi 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits / 135 hours of work

Language of instruction 



1 st year, period II

Learning outcomes 

Students will be able to correct texts independently with the help of language manuals.


Basics of language planning, usage of manuals

Mode of delivery 

Contact teaching or book examination. Details of the book examination must be agreed upon with the person responsible.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures (8 h); exercises (20 h); literature (27 h); and independent study (80 h); or alternatively independent learning (135 h)

Target group 

Students of Finnish Language

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

The courses Structures of Finnish and Language Variation and Change

Recommended optional programme components 

The course is an independent entity and does not require additional studies carried out at the same time.

Recommended or required reading 

Reading material online; Terho Itkonen & Sari Maamies, Uusi kieliopas (2011) (pp. 9–96); and other assigned materials.

Reading for book examination: webmaterial, and

a)      Terho Itkonen & Sari Maamies, Uusi kieliopas (2011) (pp. 9–96);  

b)      Taru Kolehmainen, Kielenhuollon juurilla: Suomen kielen ohjailun historiaa (2014) (pp. 13–51); AND the following articles (in Hanna Lappalainen, Marja-Leena Sorjonen & Maria Vilkuna, Kielellä on merkitystä: Näkökulmia kielipolitiikkaan)

c)      Harri Mantila, “Suomalaisen kielenhuollon periaatekeskustelu 1990- ja 2000-luvulla”; Henna Makkonen-Craig, “Ylioppilasaine ja päättökokeen tavoitediskurssi: genre ja varjogenre”

Assessment methods and criteria 

The assessment of the course is based on the examination, and the assessment criteria are based on the learning outcomes of the course.



Person responsible 

University Lecturer Katja Västi

Working life cooperation 



Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Registration Language Planning  Course  Katja Västi  01.11.21 -16.12.21

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