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'
Explores the possibilities and limitations of pragmatics research in classical Sanskrit concentrating on linguistic politeness. Such detailed text study supplements experimental studies (e.g. the Cross-Cultural Speech Act Realization project) and helps evaluate existing pragmatic theories constructed on the basis of contemporary languages.