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 discusses the origins of a series of sound changes in English: it investigates their linguistic properties and social and cultural context to investigate why do sound changes happen when and where they do. Written with minimal use of jargon it will appeal to all serious students of English historical linguistics, from advanced undergraduates to researchers.