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 thoroughly updated new edition of the award-winning book presents the main theories of language acquisition, and considers their bearing on language teaching. It also discusses the effects of factors such as intelligence, personality, and age on language learning.