The formation of space movement structure vào Nam from the meaning creation perspective of cognitive activities
The paper is based on the argumentpresented in my Doctoral Dissertation entiled “Words expressing moving directions in contemporary Vietnamese” defended in 1985 at Humboldt University(Germany). The meanings of VAO Nam have developed from the meanings of VAO and Nam. However, this processof the structural meaning creation can not be seperated from the interrelationshipsbetween language, thought and intergrationof the perception of the real world into language. Methodologically, it is necessaryto combine both the retrospective diachronyand the optimal synchrony perspectivesin studying the process of formation ofspace movement structure vào Nam.