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What's The Word Of The Year?

Dr. Surinderpal Kaur, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya

09-Dec-20 17:40

What's The Word Of The Year?

Daily use of words and phrases such as "lockdown" and "social distancing," led to "sanmitsu" becoming Japan's word of the year. We speak with Dr. Surinderpal Kaur on the criteria in picking word of the year, and how the pandemic has shaped our everyday speech.

Image Source: Jorien T, Unsplash

Produced by: Adeline Choong

Presented by: Lee Chwi Lynn, Hezril Asyraaf


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Tags:  Evening EditionLifestyleWord Of The YearJapanLockdownCovid-19PandemicOxford English DictionaryGovernment/Regulatory/Policy MakingPolitics, News, Current Affairs


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