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

Analysis 71 (3):492-501 (2011)
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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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DOI 10.1093/analys/anr045
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