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Published: 05 March 2020

250 Pages | Approx. 209


ISBN: 9780197266557

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A Sociolinguistic History of British House Names

Laura Wright

British Academy

British Academy Monographs

  • A pioneering history of British house names.
  • Puts forward the strongest argument yet explaing the demise of traditional pub names and the rise of heraldic names.
  • Includes an Appendix of medieval London house names and a gazetteer of historic 'Sunnysides'.
  • Straddles the divide between linguistics, social history, and historical geography.

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