This project proposes a research in lexicography, within the field of Linguistics linked to Social Sciences. The study is part of the project e-Dictionary of Portuguese-English Verbs (e-DVPE) for Brazilian Learners: focus on students' needs and on cross-cultural language contrast. The project is supported by FAPESP and it is under development by Dr. Regiani Zacarias who is also responsible for this research. Based on the contrastivity of the Portuguese and English languages, the dictionary is aimed at helping Brazilian users who are learning English as foreign language. In this work, we focus on three main objectives. (1) Confirm/validate 865 verbs selected to the macrostructure of the e-DVPE by consulting corpora of the Portuguese language.(2) Verify if the most frequent verbs in Portuguese are the same ones most frequently used in the English language. (3) Elaborate 13 verb entries for letter 'F` verb, by following the innovative model proposed by Zacarias (2014). The results will be of fundamental importance in order to guarantee accuracy and scientific value to the e-DVPE, which will be published online and as a phone application to benefit more than 60 million Brazilian students in basic education.
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