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Re: Math and Scientific Terminology in Maalam

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Ossama Khayat

Imed Chihi wrote:

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I paid a visit to the ALECSO library and the guy there came up with a couple of intresting references, they're both in Arabic, I'm typing here my best guess for a translation:

== BOOK 1 ====================================
Arabisation Coordination Bureau

Unified Dictionay Series: number 27

Volume 4: Unified Dictionary for Computer Science Terms
         [English - French - Arabic]

Edition 2000

== BOOK 2 ====================================

Volume 3: Unified Dictionary for Mathematics and Astronomy Terms
         [English - French - Arabic]

Edition Tunis, 1990

They cost about TND 13 (~USD 10). Again, if you're interested, I can ship a (photo)copy via snail mail.


On Thursday 09 January 2003 10:14, Youcef Rabah Rahal wrote:

Salam Imed,

And thanks for your reply (I started to despair on having an answer from
maghreb !).

From: Imed Chihi

Subject: Re: Math and Scientific Terminology in Maalam
Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 10:18:10 +0100

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I'm from Tunisia and, unfortunately, we still don't have a thourough
Arabic math curriculum. Kids attend math courses till 9th form in Arabic
and abruptly switch to French the following year. This is, actually,
better than
in the past where Arabic teaching used to stop at the 6th form, it's a
progressive migration to an all-Arabic mathematics curriculum.

In algeria studies are in arabic till the univeristy. Then you can choose
if you continue in arabic or switch to french. The arabization process
started abruptly in the seventies and was made clumsily because a whole
generation of teachers (with a french background) had to switch into arabic
at once. It resulted in a low quality teaching that is noticable until
today (because the message was not passing between the teachers with french
background and the new arabized pupils).

Therefore, I may not be able to find a Tunisian official document
referring to
relatively "advanced" math concepts as trigonometry and functions for now.
you think it may help you have an idea about how things are tought here, I
may send you a copy of two or three school books. Just send me a postal
address if you're interested and let me know whether you're interested
only in mathematics.

Well, that's very kind from you ! But just don't bother with sending books
;) And yes for the moment I am particularly interested in mathematics, such
as function names and other terminilogy (I don't know for example how to
say "fit a function" in arabic - what a shame).

I once saw an Arabic-French-English glossary of technical terms edited by
a branch of the ALECSO located in Morocco. By the way, I once wrote
(e-mail) to
the ALECSO headquarters in Tunis asking for assistance in this matter and
I received no reply (actually, I received one, but it was just a Sircam

:). If you believe we can get something specific from them, I can pay them

visit, I can see their building from my window here :)

Well you seem to have looked into the subject already :) I went on their
website and found a page about their objectives and theirs accompilshements
and publications (didn't went through all of it yet). Since it is an arab
league dependant organism I guess that they had already thought about a
unified technical vocabulary (and you seem to have seen such a document)...
So if you are really able to pay them a visit just ask them about it ;) And
if there are any related documents etc (especially maths, though I'd be
also interested in other subjects like stat, physics and astronomy).

It would be really kind from you !



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