H. H. Elsäßer; I. Goldmann: Wortschatz Politik – Wirtschaft – Geographie

Petra Uphoff

H. H. Elsäßer; I. Goldmann. Wortschatz Politik – Wirtschaft – Geographie: Deutsch-Arabisch / Arabisch-Deutsch. (Wiesbaden: Reichert, 1999, 541 pp.)

In relation with globalisation the political vocabulary of the Arabic language has developed and changed. This dictionary is both recommendable and comprehensive and contains political as well as geographical terms, names of key figures of the international and Arab world and mentions news agencies and organisations. 7500 entries were selected from print media, documents and broadcastings by frequency. Unfortunately some common German terms as e. g. „application for political asylum” or „residence permit” are missing.