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Victorian Villas

Laura Wright

in Sunnyside: A Sociolinguistic History of British House Names

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266557
eISBN:
9780191905377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266557.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The railway age brought about an increase in suburban housing. From the 1840s, London outer-suburb house-name categories were the transferred place-name (Cintra Villa), the nostalgically rural (Oak ... More


Sunnyside: A Sociolinguistic History of British House Names

Laura Wright

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266557
eISBN:
9780191905377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266557.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book traces developments in the history of British house-names from the tenth century, beginning with medieval house-naming practices referencing the householder’s name, the householder’s ... More


Introduction

Laura Wright

in Sunnyside: A Sociolinguistic History of British House Names

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266557
eISBN:
9780191905377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266557.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter explains how the author came to study house names and summarises the findings of the book: that house- names are ancient, that there is plentiful data, that house-names express ... More


The Earliest London House Names

Laura Wright

in Sunnyside: A Sociolinguistic History of British House Names

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266557
eISBN:
9780191905377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266557.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

294 pre-1400 London house names given in Appendix 1 are analysed as to meaning and structure. Before 1300 haw, bury, seld, hall and house were the predominant medieval house-naming nouns, but haw, ... More


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