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'
The study is a language-historical investigation of the use of the conjunctive mood in speech rendition. The textual data source consists of 105 transcripts from questioning in Early Modern witch trials dating from 1580 to 1650. Numerous tables document the results in detail. The extensive appendix of data sources will be of interest not only to linguists, but also to historians.
This book was published by Walter de Gruyter. ISBN 3-11-019097-4 ISBN-13: 978-3-11-019097-7