Analysis on the semantic evolution of Chinese Gan dialect from the perspective of cognition
1 Jiangxi Normal University, College of Liberal Arts, Nanchang, Jiangxi, China
2 Nanchang Institute of Science and Technology, Education Department for Ethnic Minorities, Nanchang, Jiangxi, China
3 Nanchang Institute of Technology, College of Media, Nanchang, Jiangxi, China
The meaning of a word is the reflection of social life, and it is the result of the cognition of the object, phenomenon and relationship through the mental activity. The development and changes of lexical mean-ings essentially reflect the development and change of people’s cognitive activities, so people’s cognitive aware-ness is reflected in words, which is also reflected in the word meaning evolution of Chinese Gan dialect. Whether in the extended way or pattern, the linkage, radiation, complex comprehensive changes of the lexical meaning of Gan dialect in Chinese, all follow a rule: The expression of the meaning in cognitive process will corresponding-ly change with the continuous deepening of human cognition.
Key words: cognitive perspective / Chinese / Gan dialect / lexical meaning evolution / main route
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