Conceptualisation of auditory sensations in Polish
The aim of the paper is to show how auditory sensations are metaphorically construed in the Polish language. In the empirical part three Polish sound lexemes have been analysed based on the Polish National Corpus: dźwięk, odgłos and hałas. According to the corpus data three main metaphors could be determined depending on figurative verbs with which the lexemes cooccur: SOUND AS A MOVING ENTITY, SOUND AS AN ENEMY, SOUND AS AN INITIATOR OF A PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL REACTION. In the theoretical part an account of the nature of the auditory perception as well as semantic considerations are provided which should be viewed as a discussion with a slight alternative approach to auditory perception in Polish proposed by Piotr Kładoczny.