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'
Introduction Sebastian Hoffmann, Bettina Fischer-Starcke and Andrea Sand 1 – 6
Like I said again and again and over and over : On the ADV1 and ADV1 construction with adverbs of direction in English Magnus Levin and Hans Lindquist 7 – 34
Phrases in literary contexts: Patterns and distributions of suspensions in Dickens’s novels Michaela Mahlberg, Catherine Smith and Simon Preston 35 – 56
On “true” portraits of Letters to Shareholders – and the importance of phraseological analysis Amanda C. Murphy 57 – 82
The development of formulaic sequences in first and second language writing: Investigating effects of frequency, association, and native norm Matthew Brook O'Donnell, Ute Römer and Nick C. Ellis 83 – 108
Lexical frames in academic prose and conversation Bethany Gray and Douglas Biber 109 – 136
50-something years of work on collocations: What is or should be next … Stefan Th. Gries 137 – 166