The Top 1,000 Words for Understanding Media Arabic


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96 pp., 5 x 8
ISBN: 9781589010680 (158901068X)

June 2005
LC: 2005040059
Sales Rights: U.S. and Canada

The Top 1,000 Words for Understanding Media Arabic
Elisabeth Kendall

What is the Arabic term for "suicide bombing"? What phrase would be used to describe "peacekeeping forces" in the Arab media? Or "economic sanctions"?

In light of recent developments in the Middle East, it is essential that scholars, journalists, government workers, military personnel, businesspeople, and diplomats familiarize themselves quickly with Arabic/English translations for many of these key words and phrases. Media Arabic—the language of printed or broadcast news items—emphasizes contemporary terms like multiculturalism or globalization that are not covered by most Arabic dictionaries.

This concise and accessible volume provides easy-to-learn lists of the most relevant vocabulary, providing key terms for translating from and into Arabic. Organized by topic, these word lists furnish the reader with an invaluable knowledge of key vocabulary to comprehend, translate, write, and speak Arabic.

Topics include:
o General (reports, statements, sources, common media idioms)
o Politics
o Elections
o Military
o Economics
o Trade & Industry
o Law & Order
o Disaster & Aid

With access to the most contemporary media vocabulary, guesswork disappears and students and professionals can begin to discuss and understand the most recent developments in the Arab news media.

Elisabeth Kendall is a senior research fellow in Arabic at Pembroke College, University of Oxford.

"An extremely useful and immediately applicable collection of contemporary vocabulary."—Roger Allen, professor of Arabic, University of Pennsylvania

"This checklist of Arabic media vocabulary covers all important fields and should prove very useful to the learner."—Clive Holes, professor for the study of the contemporary Arab world, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford

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1. General

2. Politics

3. Elections

4. Military

5. Economics

6. Trade & Industry

7. Law & Order

8. Disaster & Aid