Emirates News Agency – Sharjah Arabic Language Academy highlights challenges of Arabic dictionary project

SHARJAH, 5th September, 2022 (WAM) — The Arabic Language Academy (ALA) Sharjah has participated in the 21st edition of the Amman International Book Fair, which runs until the tenth of this month, during a round table within the framework of the activities of the fair, organized by the Jordanian Academy of Arabic under the title “The historical dictionary of the Arabic language: challenges and solutions”.

Dr Mohammed Safi Mustghanmi, Secretary General of the Arabic Language Academy (ALA) in Sharjah, and Executive Director of the Arabic Language Historical Dictionary Project, and Dr Mamoun Wajih, Scientific Director of the Lexicon Project, delivered speech at the event. , moderated by Dr. Mohammed Al Saudi, Secretary General of the Jordanian Academy of Arabic.

The event sheds light on the role of the historical dictionary of the Arabic language in the crystallization of the science of terminology in various arts and sciences, the benefits and objectives that the dictionary achieves, the stages of its preparation and the number of researchers and experts working in it.

Dr. Mustghanmi highlighted the great role of the support given by His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, to the dictionary project, in addition to the enthusiasm of the project participants.

The ALA Secretary General indicated that the dictionary covers the different eras of the Arabic language and helps researchers to know the words and phrases that were popular in each era and how they were used in the daily speech of Arabs and in their literary creations of poetry and prose in various fields of composition.

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