Language Matters: Dr Lisa Lim Follows the Term ‘tuk-tuk’ Around the World

10 January 2017 (Tuesday)

6 January 2017 (Friday) – online

Dr Lisa Lim, Associate Professor in the School of English, discusses how ‘tuk-tuk’, the Thai word for the three-wheeled motorized form of transport commonly seen in Southeast Asia, has spread in spite of its many other different names in her fortnightly Post Magazine column: Language Matters.

 “What’s in a name? Apparently questions of culture, authenticity, commodification – and the power of tourism, not only in the spread of culture, but also in the evolution of language.”

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Source: SCMP