Language Matters: Dr Lisa Lim Asks Why Few Asian Words Make it into English

13 April 2017 (Thursday)

13 April 2017 (Thursday) – online

Dr Lisa Lim, Associate Professor in the School of English, talks about the foreign words that make into the Oxford English Dictionary, and why few Asian words make into it, in her fortnightly Post Magazine column: Language Matters.

“If words such as restaurant (originally French) and pizzeria (Italian) have been absorbed into English, what will it take for dai pai dong and bing sutt to become trendy enough to follow them?”

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Source: SCMP