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Proposal for an Onomasiological Multilingual Online Dictionary of Chromatic Phrases of Fauna and Flora

Grant number: 13/09232-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2013
Effective date (End): November 17, 2016
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics - Linguistic Theory and Analysis
Principal researcher:Claudia Zavaglia
Grantee:Sabrina de Cássia Martins
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas (IBILCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São José do Rio Preto. São José do Rio Preto , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):15/09035-7 - Chromatic phrases of fauna and flora: from denominative variation to the web interface, BE.EP.DR


This study belongs to the group of researches on Linguistic Analysis, specifically among those whose theme is the treatment of the lexicon and will continue the research developed during the Master. This research has as its object of study the vocabulary of Fauna and Flora composed of color names, belonging to the following chromatic sub domains: black, white, yellow, blue, orange, gray, green, brown, red, pink, violet, purple and indigo, found in two subfields of Biology: Botany, specifically the Angiosperms, and Zoology, only Vertebrates (fishes, mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles). Once analyzed the formation of these lexical items in Portuguese, we aim at, in this second phase, firstly, expanding the Onomasiological Dictionary of Chromatic Phrases of Fauna and Flora, entering into its microstructure the translation of such items in English and Italian, as well as deploying an online platform of the dictionary; secondly, looking for possible cultural factors that act in the translation and composition of these specialized chromatic phrases. Our interest is encouraged by the active role of these items to expand the specialized lexicon and the study of this part of the lexicon is a way to highlight the importance of color contribution to the dissemination of Fauna and Flora terminology.

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MARTINS, Sabrina de Cássia. Proposal of a multilingual on-line knowledge base of chromatic phrases of fauna and flora. 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Instituto de Biociências Letras e Ciências Exatas. São José do Rio Preto São José do Rio Preto.

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