Updated print, digital Oxford Arabic Dictionary launched

August 30, 2014 9:11 am

The Oxford University Press is celebrating the print and digital publication of the Oxford Arabic Dictionary, which is produced by an international team of expert translators and advisors using Oxford’s renowned language research programme. The Oxford Arabic Dictionary is the first of its kind to be based throughout on real modern evidence of both English and Arabic usage, WAM reported. The unique Arabic corpus, developed specially for this project, provides evidence of 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 dictionary focuses on the standardised variant of Arabic used in writing and formal speech, commonly known as Modern Standard Arabic.