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694952S Language History, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 694952S  Validity 01.08.2015 -
Name Language History  Abbreviation Language Histor 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline1104 Finnish Language 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Faculty of Humanities 

Niina Kunnas 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits / 135 hours of work

Language of instruction 



3 rd or 4 th year, period III

Learning outcomes 

Students will be able to apply the methodology of historical-comparative linguistics especially to the Finnic languages.


Developments of Finnish, methodology of historical-comparative linguistics

Mode of delivery 

Contact teaching, online reading material, and literature

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures (30 h) and independent study (105 h) or book exam.

Target group 

Students of Finnish Language

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Finnish Dialects and Modern Spoken Finnish

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 

Online reading material OR the following books for the book exam: Häkkinen, Suomalaisten esihistoria kielitieteen valossa (SKS 1996) AND Lehtinen, Kielen vuosituhannet (SKS 2007)

Assessment methods and criteria 

Formal examination



Person responsible 

Professor Harri Mantila

Working life cooperation 


Other information 

Students of Finnish as a Second and Foreign Language take a separate exam.


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Registration Language History  Course  Niina Kunnas  05.01.21 -25.02.21

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