The conceptual metaphor JOY IS LIQUID in Spanish and Polish. A corpus-based study
The purpose of this paper is to provide a contrastive analysis of some metaphorical conceptualizations of the notions expressed by the words alegría and radość. I analyze the metaphorical expressions which contain the lexical items in question and are based on the source domain of LIQUID . The method used in this study combines the theory of conceptual metaphor with the methods of corpus-based linguistics. This study is aimed to compare the way in which the source domain of LIQUID is elaborated linguistically in the analyzed expressions and to show which parameters of the emotion of joy are highlighted by particular aspects of this domain.