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'
Working on a broad empirical (corpus driven) foundation, this work contributes to the investigation of grammatical phenomena in the linguistic period of New High German (17th to 21st centuries) with a focus on pronominal adverbs (e.g. davon weiß ich nichts; da weiß ich nichts von; da weiß ich nichts davon; dadavon weiß ich nichts). This analysis follows the trend of current grammar research by concentrating on registers of German that is close to speech.