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 thesis contributes to one of the most criticized, devalued and yet highly frequent linguistic phenomena in post-colonial urban Sri Lanka: Sinhala-English CM. In answering the main research question of this thesis, this treatise seeks to provide an adequate account of mixed constructions prevalent in the Sinhala-English bilingual corpus within the framework proposed in Muysken’s (2000) CM typology.