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Journal Title: Virittäjä
Volume/Issue:   117/1
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 1

PAULI RAHKONEN: Etymological opacity in Finnish hydronyms

MAIJA SARTJÄRVI: The spread and variation in popularity of two Finnish name types


For complete backlists and English summaries of the articles see our homepage:

http://ojs.tsv.fi/index.php/virittaja/issue/archive http://www.kotikielenseura.fi/virittaja/

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Publisher: Society for the Study of Finnish
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Finnish
 
LL Issue: 24.1622