What's in a Word?

By Andrea Stanton

The Top 1,000 Words for Understanding Media Arabic

By Elisabeth Kendall

Georgetown Press, 2005

“What is the Arabic term for ‘suicide bombing’?” asks the back cover. This and the other sample terms – “peacekeeping forces” and “economic sanctions” –  indicate Elisabeth Kendall’s concern to identify critical words for understanding Arabic press coverage of geopolitical, economic, and humanitarian issues facing the Arab world.


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