This is the first study that empirically investigates preposition placement across all clause types. The study compares first-language (British English) and second-language (Kenyan English) data and will therefore appeal to readers interested in world Englishes. Over 100 authentic corpus examples are discussed in the text, which will appeal to those who want to see 'real data'
This book is an introduction to syntactic theory and analysis that can be used for both introductory and advanced courses in theoretical syntax. It presents syntactic phenomena from a wide range of languages and introduces students to the major typological issues that syntactic theories must address. A generous number of exercises is included, and each chapter contains suggestions for further reading that encompass work from many theoretical perspectives.