Language Matters by Lisa Lim
How the term ‘tuk-tuk’ has travelled the world
The auto-rickshaw, a common sight in many parts of Asia, has traditionally gone by many different names, but in recent years the Thai word for it, tuk-tuk, has spread
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).