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'
In recent years, within the GB/Minimalist framework and in Universal Grammar, word order has become viewed as determined by functional as well as lexical categories. This work argues that language learners must decide whether to incorporate categories into their grammar and that the availability of categories varies from language to language.