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 addresses the tradition of ahistoricity within the field of second language (L2) acquisition theory. The author shows that L2 theory has a long and fruitful past within western linguistics and that notions of universal grammar have for some time shaped, and been shaped by, people's understanding of L2 learning.