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'
"Germany is the land of foreign word dictionaries," Peter von Polenz wrote in 1967,
commenting on the German tendency to use borrowed expressions. While much research
has focused on older and purist works, this investigation considers the foreign word
dictionary in its entirety from 1800-2007. It addresses not only the structural and
lexicographic diversity of this dictionary type, but also discusses relevant
historical factors as well as the individual authors' definitions of what borrowed
expressions are. A nuanced picture of foreign word dictionaries in Germany is thus