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Title: The Top 1,300 Words for Understanding Media Arabic
Written By: Elisabeth Kendall
URL: http://press.georgetown.edu/book/languages/top-1300-words-understanding-media-arabic
Description:

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

The Middle East is a key region for politics and business and it is essential
that scholars, journalists, government workers, military personnel,
businesspeople, and diplomats familiarize themselves quickly with
Arabic/English translations for many key words and phrases used in the
media. 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 practical vocabulary reference provides concise and accessible lists of
the most relevant vocabulary, providing key terms for translating from and
into Arabic. The Arabic terms are organized by topic and the book now
includes an index of English terms to help readers more easily find what they
need. These word lists furnish readers with an invaluable knowledge of basic
vocabulary used in the media to comprehend, translate, and write Arabic.

New! Audio MP3 files of all vocabulary words in English and Arabic -
available as a free download at www.press.georgetown.edu/languages - allow
the reader to hear the words, check pronunciation, and test themselves.

Topics include:

-General (reports, statements, sources, common media idioms)
-Politics & Government
-Elections
-Military
-Economics
-Trade & Industry
-Law & Order
-Disaster & Aid

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Lexicography
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
Language Family(ies): Afroasiatic
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781589019126
Pages: 112
Prices: U.S. $ 16.95