You can call me 'stupid', ... just don't call me stupid

Analysis 71 (3):492-501 (2011)
In this paper I argue that names are predicates when they occur in the appellation position of 'called'-predications. This includes not only proper names, but all names -- including quote-names of proper names and quote-names of other words or phrases. Thus in "You can call me Al", the proper name 'Al' is a predicate. And in "You can call me 'Al'," the quote-name of 'Al' -- namely ' 'Al' ' -- is also a predicate.
Keywords names as predicates  appellative called  small clauses
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J. Biro (2012). Calling Names. Analysis 72 (2):285-293.
Gail Leckie (2013). The Double Life of Names. Philosophical Studies 165 (3):1139-1160.
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