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'
Free access to several Brill linguistics journals, such as Journal of Jewish Languages, Language Dynamics and Change, and Brill’s Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics.
Encouraging the reader to think about the way language works, this introductory overview of topics on the study of language provides explanations of its basic terms and ideas: including The Uniqueness of Human Language; The Grammatical Background; Language and Meaning; Variation in Language; Change in Language; Language, Mind and Brain; Learning a First Language; Attitudes to Language.