LINGUIST List 30.4436

Thu Nov 21 2019

Books: Representing Wine – Sensory Perceptions, Communication and Cultures: Caballero, Suárez-Toste, Paradis

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Date: 01-Nov-2019
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Representing Wine – Sensory Perceptions, Communication and Cultures: Caballero, Suárez-Toste, Paradis
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Title: Representing Wine – Sensory Perceptions, Communication and
Cultures
Series Title: Converging Evidence in Language and Communication Research 21
Published: 2019
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/celcr.21

Author: Rosario Caballero
Author: Ernesto Suárez-Toste
Author: Carita Paradis
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261915 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261915 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261915 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204455 Pages: 234 Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204455 Pages: 234 Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204455 Pages: 234 Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Abstract:

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.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Discourse Analysis
                            Pragmatics
                            Psycholinguistics
                            Semantics

Written In: English (eng)

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