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Lisa Lim
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Language Matters by Lisa Lim

Easter’s pagan origins set course for Christian and later egg-centric appropriation

Originally a celebration of spring, the holiday’s significance has evolved over time, as has its East Asian cousin, Ching Ming

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The departure of the Israelites from Egypt. Pictures: Alamy
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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).