With the development of the history and the society, the Chinese character 'Da' were widely used and gradually became a polysemous word. Since the development of Chinese character 'Da' follows certain rules, it is thus possible for us to investigate it; since many scholars through history have studied its meaning changes, though they have no consensus, it is convenient for us to find the root and evidence for nowadays study. In this article, the author firstly makes a review and comparison of the previous studies. On this basis, the author tries to investigate the semantic evolvement of the Chinese character 'Da' in the cognitive linguistics framework, hopefully the study will open a new perspective on the study of the Chinese character 'Da'.
Journal of Luoyang Technology College
The Chinese character 'Da'