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'
Metonymy, apart from metaphor, represents an additional important cognitive mechanism used in our everyday language. One can assume that such a mechanism does not remain without any effects on the related structures in the discourse. To study this hitherto rather neglected discursive dimension of metonymy, excerpts from a French news magazine were analyzed with respect to the interaction of metonymy with its discursive environment.