Handbook of Terminology

Volume 2. Terminology in the Arab world

Abied Alsulaiman | KU Leuven
Ahmed Allaithy | American University of Sharjah
Linguistic Editor
ORCID logoKara Warburton | Termologic
Karima Tegnougui | KU Leuven
ISBN 9789027201980 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
ISBN 9789027263063 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
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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.
[Handbook of Terminology, 2] 2019.  vi, 267 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“HoT 2 will soon become an essential resource in any Arabic translator or terminologist’s library clarifying, explaining and exemplifying the type of terminological problems and solutions that are experienced in the Arab world, an essential toolkit for insights and guidelines on terminological neologization, documentation, and standardization issues. Since translation and terminological studies have a long-standing tradition in Arabic, this volume comes as an unprecedented timely overview of historical highlights as well as the ongoing modern translation and terminology movement addressing terminological and translation challenges in the Arab world.”
“The book under review can be seen as an interesting companion volume along with the 2015 publication of the Handbook of Terminology (Kockaert and Steurs 2015) series, and therefore
it deserves my enthusiastic recommendation.”
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Terminology & Lexicography


Main BIC Subject

CFM: Lexicography

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
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