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Thu Jul 19 2012

FYI: Georgetown University Press to Publish Al-cArabiyya Journal

Editor for this issue: Brent Miller <>

Date: 19-Jul-2012
From: Jacqueline Beilhart <>
Subject: Georgetown University Press to Publish Al-cArabiyya Journal
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WASHINGTON D.C. — Georgetown University Press is delighted toassume the publication of Al-cArabiyya, the annual, peer-reviewedjournal of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA).Volumes 44 and 45 (2011-2012), a joint issue edited by Dr. ReemBassiouney of Georgetown University, will be the first issue, and it willbe available in December 2012. Al-cArabiyya is the only scholarlyjournal with a focus on Arabic language, linguistics, literature, andpedagogy.

''We are thrilled to work with the AATA to produce the leading journalfor teaching Arabic language,'' says Hope LeGro, Director ofGeorgetown Languages at GU Press. ''GU Press is committed toserving the field of Arabic language learning, as we have been fornearly fifty years. This journal partnership is a natural evolution of ourshared mission with AATA.'' The press publishes the Al-Kitaab ArabicLanguage Program, as well as Arabic dictionaries and other Arabictextbooks.

This year, the AATA celebrates fifty years of serving the scholars ofArabic around the world. Dr. Elizabeth M. Bergman, Executive Directorof AATA, praises the new relationship saying, ''The AATA hasdemonstrated its commitment to scholarship on Arabic language,literature, and pedagogy through publication of Al-cArabiyya andthrough other activities for nearly fifty years. Our partnership withGeorgetown University Press is a fitting commemoration of these yearsof service. It is also a wonderful way to more forward, and serve thegrowing number of those who study and teach Arabic language andliterature.''

Georgetown Languages at Georgetown University Press is acollaboration of language experts and publishing professionals toproduce high quality language learning resource materials in traditionaland new learning media. Working with the academic community todevelop foreign language learning materials grounded in superiorscholarship and experienced pedagogy, we publish in critical as well ascommonly taught languages in print and electronic formats, primarily forcollege, high school, and adult learners.

Georgetown University Press supports the academic mission ofGeorgetown University by publishing scholarly books and journals for adiverse, worldwide readership. These publications, written by aninternational group of authors representing a broad range ofintellectual perspectives, focus on five subjects: bioethics; internationalaffairs; languages; political science, public policy, & publicmanagement; and religion & ethics.


Jacqueline Beilhart, Publicist,(202) 687-9298,

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

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