This paper aims introducing the Cognitive linguistics notions of mental image and concept applied to Spanish and Polish phraseology with human body parts. Over the next pages the author briefly outlines the interrelation between both terms as well as their role in grounding meaning extensions. He also considers the role of meaning content and its cognitive properties: embodiment, experience and visualization in particular.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.