Students sit an exam in Belgium. Photo: DPA Students sit an exam in Belgium. Photo: DPA
Students sit an exam in Belgium. Photo: DPA
Lisa Lim
Opinion

Opinion

Language Matters by Lisa Lim

How the word ‘education’ came to have two distinct meanings

  • Passing along knowledge is one thing, bringing out an individual’s character is quite another
  • Chinese exam boards expunging controversial topics raises more questions than it answers

Students sit an exam in Belgium. Photo: DPA Students sit an exam in Belgium. Photo: DPA
Students sit an exam in Belgium. Photo: DPA
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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).