LINGUIST List 30.1019

Mon Mar 04 2019

Books: Handbook of Terminology: Alsulaiman, Allaithy (eds.)

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Date: 21-Feb-2019
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Handbook of Terminology: Alsulaiman, Allaithy (eds.)
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Title: Handbook of Terminology
Subtitle: Volume 2. Terminology in the Arab world
Series Title: Handbook of Terminology 2
Published: 2019
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/hot.2

Editor: Abied Alsulaiman
Editor: Ahmed Allaithy
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027263063 Pages: 267 Price: U.S. $ 135.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027263063 Pages: 267 Price: U.K. £ 76.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027263063 Pages: 267 Price: Europe EURO 90.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027201980 Pages: 267 Price: U.S. $ 135.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027201980 Pages: 267 Price: U.K. £ 76.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027201980 Pages: 267 Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Abstract:

The current volume represents a revival of Arabic translation and terminology studies. These disciplines have been dominated by Western scholarship in recent decades, but in truth their historical tradition as a whole owes a great debt to Arabic scholarship. The first systematic translation activity ever organized was under the Abbasids in Baghdad in the 9th Century CE, and Arabic domination continued for several centuries before the tide turned. In this collection, the importance of the ongoing translation and terminology movement in the Arab world is revealed through the works of some of the most distinguished scholars, who investigate a wide range of relevant topics from the making of the first ever Arabic monolingual dictionary to modern-day localization into Arabic. Arabic terminology standardization as well as legal, medical, Sufi and Quranic terms — issues with both cultural and economic ramifications for the Arab world — are thoroughly examined, completing the solid framework of this rich tradition that still has a lot to offer.

Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography
                            Translation

Written In: English (eng)

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