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'
How children acquire their first language is of great interest to linguists because it may give insight into the nature of language itself. This text offers an accessible introduction to first language acquisition for undergraduates. As part of the Understanding Language series, it will also have a cross-linguistic, typological slant that is particularly relevant and desirable in language acquisition studies.