Junks in Hong Kong harbour

Where did the word ‘junk’ come from?

You haven’t really experienced Hong Kong unless you’ve sailed in one of the city’s iconic boats. Find out what ‘junk’ has to do with Old Javanese

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Junks in Hong Kong harbour
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Lisa Lim

Lisa Lim

Lisa Lim has worked in Singapore, Britain, Amsterdam and Sri Lanka, and until June 2018 was Associate Professor and Head of the School of English at the University of Hong Kong, where she still holds an Honorary position. She now is Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Sydney. She is co-editor of the journal Language Ecology, founder of the website linguisticminorities.hk, and co-author of Languages in Contact (Cambridge University Press, 2016).