Heather Robinson

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1. INTRODUCTION Connectivity is the name for the effect that elements within the pre-and the post-copular phrases in specificational sentences behave as if they were in a c-command configuration, though they are not. This effect is found with a range of syntactic and semantic phenomena, which are therefore referred to as connectivity effects. Examples of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the success of voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) for HIV and to identify the barriers to implementation when VCT is offered as a package integrated with antenatal care. METHODS In this descriptive study we investigated antenatal VCT and HIV testing in all post-parturient women at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Bridgetown,(More)
BACKGROUND There is increased recognition of the importance of breastfeeding at a national level as evidenced by the increased number of Canadian mothers initiating breastfeeding. However, adolescent mothers (<19 years), compared to all other mothers, have lower rates of breastfeeding initiation and duration. The purpose of this study was to examine the(More)
This document contains the full text of the dissertation submitted to the Graduate School—New Brunswick, reformatted in order to reduce the number of pages and to give a more pleasant look than the official thesis style. Abstract Focus below the word level (e.g. Jill only brought home a stalagMITE from the cave) and coordination of parts of words (ortho and(More)
This paper explores the link between number marking and (in)definiteness in nominals and their interpretation. Differences between bare singulars and plurals in languages without determiners are explained by treating bare nominals as kind terms. Differences arise, it is argued, because singular and plural kinds relate differently to their instantiations. In(More)
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