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Definition: THEORY. A THEORY is a specified, coherent, and economical framework of interdependent statements and definitions, constructed to explain and describe as many particular basic facts as possible. Theory of Semantics:.

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    1. Definition: THEORY A THEORY is a specified, coherent, and economical framework of interdependent statements and definitions, constructed to explain and describe as many particular basic facts as possible.

    2. Theory of Semantics: Semantic theory deals with particular semantic facts about meaning. It aims at constructing some system or pattern which is necessary to try to move from particular facts to generalizations; statements about whole classes of items.

    3. Semantics and similarities between languages: There are many basic facts about English which have exact parallels or similarities in other languages. These similarities between languages make it possible to draw some very general statements about all languages, especially about the most essential and central areas of meaning. Thus, it is likely to conclude that the basic facts about meaning in all languages are parallel.

    4. Continue Semantics lays emphasis on the similarities between languages, rather than on the differences.

    5. “No theory is complete”. Explain No theory is complete in the sense that, no matter how many facts a theory actually succeeds in explaining or predicting, there are always further facts in need of explanation, and other facts about which the theory has not predicted yet. Since human knowledge continually grows up (from bottom to top), every theory is incomplete.