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Since "employee" is a relational noun, (40) is predicted to have the reading in (42): (42) [Every company]x knows that [none of the pension fund f(x)]y can be diverted away from any former [employee, x]. ) companies to their benefit programs. So, (41) expresses the proposition that every company knows that none of the pension funds of that company can be diverted away from any former employee of that company. And this is precisely the desired reading. " But, as I have argued, this worry is unfounded.

4: 391-434. Stanley, Jason (2002): "Making it Articulated", Mind and Language 17 1&2: 149-168. 2: 219-261. Stern, Josef (2000): Metaphor in Context. Cambridge: MIT Press. 37 Williamson, Timothy (2004): "Everything", in Philosophical Perspectives 26: Philosophical Linguistics and Philosophy of Language.

This demonstrates that the location is part of the intuitive truth-conditions of an utterance of (49), whereas what is eaten, even when it is salient, is clearly not part of the intuitive truth-conditions of an utterance of (47). Of course, when we hear an utterance of Recanati's (15), we are liable to assume that John ate the mushrooms his father cooked. The reason we assume this has nothing whatever to do with semantics. Rather, we assume that when your father is cooking a meal, and you're eating together with him, it is expected behavior to eat what your father 34 has cooked.

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