Language Matters by Lisa Lim
Where the word praya came from and how it became part of place names in Hong Kong
Hong Kong once had Praya Central, a glorious stretch of seafront that fell victim to reclamation in the late 19th century
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).