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Oxford University Press to release Arabic dictionary

Dubai, August 27, 2014

Oxford University Press will celebrate the print and digital publication of the Oxford Arabic dictionary on August 28.

The dictionary focuses on the standardised variant of Arabic used in writing and formal speech, commonly known as ‘Modern Standard Arabic’, a statement said.

Produced by an international team of expert translators and advisors using Oxford’s language research programme, the Oxford Arabic dictionary is the first-of-its-kind to be based on modern evidence of both English and Arabic usage, it said.

The unique Arabic corpus, developed specially for this project, provides the latest vocabulary used in computing, business, the media, and the arts, making the resource the most up-to-date bilingual Arabic and English dictionary available, the statement said.

One of the key strengths of this project is the 70,000 real example phrases that illustrate the dictionary entries. These examples help the user interpret everyday modern meaning and usage accurately, it said.

Regular word and content updates will ensure that the online Oxford Arabic Dictionary continues to reflect the latest vocabulary and trends in language usage, it said.

The dictionary will be available in print and will also be accessible online via subscription at Oxforddictionaries.com/Arabic. – TradeArabia News Service




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