YLE sinks deeper and deeper

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This will be my last transmission concerning matters related to the Finnish Broadcast Company YLE. It has sunk so low as to become unspeakable. I am at loss in trying to grasp the level of incompetence involved here. But let’s try once more, and then that’s it, I’m done. Read More

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Finnish free word order Part 2: The hypothesis

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In this post, I’ll explain why I think Finnish word order is so “free”, in comparison with many other languages. This is the hypothesis I argue for in my book Word Order and Adjunction in Finnish (2018) that you can order from Amazon if you are interested in the details, or Finnish syntax in general. I will not try to provide any of the details, only to give an outline of what it is all about. Read More