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Dictionary of Portuguese-English Verbs for Brazilian learners - preparing entries beginning with the letter - 'b'

Grant number: 14/05159-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2014
Effective date (End): December 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics - Applied Linguistics
Principal Investigator:Regiani Aparecida Santos Zacarias
Grantee:Mirian Pereira Bispo
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL-ASSIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Assis. Assis , SP, Brazil

Abstract

This project proposes a research in Bilingual Pedagogical Lexicography-Portuguese-English, subject inserted in the field of Applied Linguistics and social sciences. The studies to be carried out are part of the project for the compilation of the Portuguese-English dictionary of verbs, proposed by Zacarias, 2011, who is also the professor in charge of this research. The referred dictionary is based on a scientific study of the contrast of Portuguese-English languages and on the needs of Brazilian learners of English as a foreign language. Our work will start from the identification of the most used verbs in Portuguese, presented in Bay and Davies (2008) and also in the site http://corpusbrasileiro.pucsp.br/cb/Inicial.html, then we will carry out a study of first ten verbs beginning with the letter A. Our study will evaluate the entries of each of the verbs in four Portuguese-English learner's dictionaries. At the end of this work, we will present the ten verbs entries, which will be the part of the verb dictionary. Keywords: Lexicography; Dictionary; Contrastive.