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Fri Jun 29 2012

Books: The Top 1,300 Words for Understanding Media Arabic: Kendall

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Date: 26-Jun-2012
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Subject: The Top 1,300 Words for Understanding Media Arabic: Kendall
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Title: The Top 1,300 Words for Understanding Media Arabic Published: 2012 Publisher: Georgetown University Press

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Author: Elisabeth Kendall Paperback: ISBN: 9781589019126 Pages: 112 Price: U.S. $ 16.95

What is the Arabic term for "suicide bombing"? What phrase would be used todescribe "peacekeeping forces" in the Arab media? Or "economicsanctions"?

The Middle East is a key region for politics and business and it is essentialthat scholars, journalists, government workers, military personnel,businesspeople, and diplomats familiarize themselves quickly withArabic/English translations for many key words and phrases used in themedia. Media Arabic- the language of printed or broadcast news items -emphasizes contemporary terms like "multiculturalism" or "globalization" thatare not covered by most Arabic dictionaries.

This practical vocabulary reference provides concise and accessible lists ofthe most relevant vocabulary, providing key terms for translating from andinto Arabic. The Arabic terms are organized by topic and the book nowincludes an index of English terms to help readers more easily find what theyneed. These word lists furnish readers with an invaluable knowledge of basicvocabulary 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 - allowthe 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

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition                             Lexicography                             Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb) Language Family(ies): Afroasiatic
Written In: English (eng)

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