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.
Maciej A. Stepien, Uniwersytet Wroclawski, Instytut Filologii Romanskiej, Zaklad Iberystyki, ul.Komuny Paryskiej 21, 50-451 Wroclaw, Poland
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