This book, in the first place, is of pragmatic orientation, and its importance stems from presenting definite evidence of the precedence of Arab linguists in dealing with the linguistic theory on a pragmatic basis. In this regard, it will bridge the gap that has been kept unfilled, for decades, due to the lack of books that tackle this aspect. The scarcity of modern researches that explore traditional Arabic linguistic theorization on pragmatic grounds renders this book remarkably substantial. This work is of comparative nature, where a comparison is drawn between pragmatic and speech-act approaches in English and Arabic. Moreover, a speech-act analysis is provided of a selected literary corpus of English and Arabic written discourse.