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'
The author presents a longitudinal study on verb placement in children who have spontaneously learned German as a second language. It compares the position of the verb in main and subordinate clauses in two half-sisters whose mother tongue is Russian, and who came to Germany at the ages 8 and 14, respectively. The study shows that children and adolescents differ substantially in how rapidly they can achieve stable mastery of the target language.