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Journal Title: Virittäjä
Volume/Issue:   117 / 4
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: Virittäjä Volume 117 (2013)
Journal of the Kotikielen Seura (Society for the Study of Finnish)
ISSN 0042-6806

Price: 58 EUR abroad, 51 EUR in Finland

Each issue comprises 160 pages containing articles, review articles, book reviews and a discussion section in Finnish. The abstracts of articles are given also in English.

TOC: Vol. 117, Issue 4

Compliments in everyday Finnish conversation
Marja Etelämäki, Markku Haakana & Mia Halonen

Functions of dialectal language use in the description of a relationship in the Iijoki series by Kalle Päätalo
Sari Keskimaa

Independent infinitives as constructions of affect and empathy
Laura Visapää

The lexicalisation continuum of essive-case state-denoting lexemes
Emmi Hynönen

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Publisher: Society for the Study of Finnish
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): Finnish
LL Issue: 24.5247