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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