Putting words on wine: OENOLEX Burgundy, new directions in wine lexicography

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OENOLEX Burgundy: New Directions in Specialised Lexicography

The (meta)lexicography of wine encompasses the study and compiling of entries on the language of wine in general language dictionaries, or on the knowledge of wine in specialised dictionaries and encyclopedias. Also, although more rarely, it encompasses the study and compiling of single-field dictionaries of the language and/or knowledge of wine. However, this is but a fraction of the lexicographic picture. The lexicography of wine also includes a broad range of lexicographically structured information tools on paper and online, such as wine guides, oenological websites and smart phone applications, whose functions are not limited to the satisfaction of information needs in communicative or cognitive situations. This paper presents the design of a new online lexicographic information tool, OENOLEX Burgundy. Initiated in autumn 2012, OENOLEX Burgundy is an ongoing interdisplinary, international research project between specialised (meta)lexicographers, linguists, and wine experts. The project is co-financed by the Burgundy Wine Board and by the French region Burgundy. It is aimed at the development of new functions and multimodal usage modes for its intended users in specific, wine-related user-situations. In the first phase of its development, OENOLEX Burgundy will address the information needs of trainees engaged in wine tasting training courses at the Burgundy Wine School. I will stress on some of the new lexicographic and technological features of OENOLEX Burgundy, including lemma selection, multimodal data types, and alternative access routes, all of these contributing to the satisfaction of evaluative information needs in the foreseen user situations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLexicography and Dictionaries in the Information Age : Selected papers from the 8th ASIALEX International Conference
EditorsDeny A. Kwary, Nur Wulan, Lilla Musyahda
Number of pages8
Place of publicationAirlangga
PublisherAirlangga University Press
Publication date2013
ISBN (Print)978-602-7924-20-8
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Online specialised lexicography
  • lexicographically structured information tool
  • wine dictionary
  • specialised learner's dictionary


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