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Dictionary of Portuguese-English Verbs for Brazilians learners: elaboration of entry words in 'c'

Grant number: 15/20919-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2016
Effective date (End): December 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Modern Foreign Languages
Principal Investigator:Regiani Aparecida Santos Zacarias
Grantee:Alex Sandro da Silva Polizer
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL-ASSIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Assis. Assis , SP, Brazil


This project proposes 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:, then we will carry out a study of first ten verbs beginning with the letter C. Our study will evaluate the entries of each of the verbs in four Portuguese-English learner'sdictionaries. At the end of this work, we will present the ten verbs entries, which will be part of the verb dictionary.