Representing Wine – Sensory Perceptions, Communication and Cultures

ORCID logoRosario Caballero | Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Ernesto Suárez-Toste | Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Carita Paradis | Lund University
ISBN 9789027204455 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027261915 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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Wine culture is a complex phenomenon of increasing importance in modern society, and it combines the joys of wine appreciation with the frustrations of trying to verbally communicate sensory impressions. While wine appreciation is traditionally characterized as joyously convivial in its social dimension, sensory impressions remain eminently private. This contrast explains why the language used to represent wine, or winespeak, is the object of increasing crossdisciplinary interest.
This book analyzes the many different forms / many of the different forms of representing wine in present-day society, with a special emphasis on winespeak, starting from the premise that such study demands a genre approach to the many different communities involved in the wine world: producers/ critics/ merchants/ consumers. By combining the methodologies of Cognitive Linguistics and discourse analysis, the authors analyze extensive real-life corpora of wine reviews and multimodal artifacts (labels, advertisements, documentaries) to reflect on the many inherent difficulties but also to highlight the rich and creative figurative strategies employed to compensate for the absence of a proper wine jargon of a more unambiguous nature.
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Representing Wine is an interesting piece of research that certainly holds a great number of insights into wine language, metaphor theory, and how the process of drinking is put into words.”
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019029458 | Marc record