Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 April 2020

250 Pages | 209 figs. and illus.

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780197266557

Bookseller Code (06)


A Sociolinguistic History of British House Names

Laura Wright

British Academy Monographs

  • A pioneering history of British house names
  • Puts forward the strongest argument yet explaining 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