Georgetown University Press

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Georgetown University Press
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Parent company Georgetown University
Founded1964
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Washington, D.C.
Distribution Hopkins Fulfillment Services (US)
iGroup (Asia)
Footprint Books (Australasia)
Brunswick Books (Canada)
NBN International (EMEA) [1]
Publication types Books, Journals
Official website press.georgetown.edu

Georgetown University Press is a university press affiliated with Georgetown University that publishes about forty new books a year. The press's major subject areas include bioethics, international affairs, languages and linguistics, political science, public policy, and religion.

It was founded in 1964, and is a member of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) and a founding member of the Association of Jesuit University Presses (AJUP). [2]

The press publishes the Al-Kitaab series, the most widely used set of Arabic language textbook series in the United States. [3] It also publishes textbooks and digital materials for other languages including Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Iraqi Arabic, Moroccan Arabic, Syrian Arabic, Portuguese, Tajik, and Uzbek.

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  3. Dickins, James (June 2013). "Arabic". Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning. Routledge. ISBN   978-1136235535.