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Terkourafi, Marina and Felix K. Ameka. 2019. What if…? Imagining non-Western perspectives on pragmatic theory and practice. Journal of Pragmatics 145 : 72–82.
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As yet, pragmatic theory and practice excessively depend on perceptions of communicative practices in the West. Language use patterns in non-Western communities mainly serve as testing grounds for these theories. Western-influenced theoretical frameworks are not culturally neuter but placed in Western ways of thinking. Ethics practices in pragmatics also echo Western viewpoints and values.