The Alphabets of Arabic Letters between Translation Arabization and Science Fiction

  • Alhashmi Rawad
Keywords: Scientific Arabic language; science fiction; translation; technology; Arabization.


This study focuses on the importance of developing the Arabic scientific language to keep pace with technological progress through the reliance on the creative power of science fiction in creating new innovations supported by translation and Arabization. In addition, patents and naming in Arabic are important steps for the growth of Arabic language in the age of technology. Despite the lack of innovations in the Arab world and the great reliance on Western technology, investing in science fiction and imagining sophisticated innovations along with supporting scientific research can help in providing the necessary resources to advance the growth of Arabic language. Thus, science fiction plays a significant role in the development of the scientific Arabic language, insofar as the genre is not limited to imagining travel through the time machine, but rather it is a medium to compete with time by inventing what can be imagined in the future in the present, far from speculation and myths. Therefore, the link between science fiction and Arabic scientific language must be treated—not as a fictional station, but rather, as a key in promoting the scientific Arabic language and its growth, insofar as it is the wing that will pursue progress in the global space. In this paper, I aim to stimulate scholarly discussions about promoting Arabic language as a vital means for inventing cutting-edge innovations through relying on science fiction along with the role of translation and the Arabization thereof.


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How to Cite
Rawad , A. (2023). The Alphabets of Arabic Letters between Translation Arabization and Science Fiction. Journal of Science and Knowledge Horizons, 3(03), 53-66.