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 examines the ways that specialized language development teachers assess the linguistic skills of preschool children for whom German is a second language. In a longitudinal study, she also investigates how accurately language development teachers are able to judge these skills. These multi-methodical studies contribute to the field of bilingual language education and language acquisition research.