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Keeping score : film and television music, 1988-1997
Marill, Alvin H.
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Publication Information:
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, [1998]

Physical Description:
ix, 358 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
Continues: Keeping score / James L. Limbacher. 1991.
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ML128.M7 M28 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Grosvenor Room-Reference-Music

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In this long-awaited book--the first in a three-volume work--David M. Perlmutter has co-authored and edited ten essays that introduce relational grammar, a novel conception of sentence structure that offers far-reaching conclusions for universal grammar.

The basic ideas of relational grammar can be simply stated. First, grammatical relations such as 'subject of,' 'direct object of,' and 'indirect object of,' are needed to characterize the class of grammatical constructions in the clausal syntax of natural languages, to formulate universals of grammar, and to construct adequate and insightful grammars of individual languages. Second, the range of linguistic variation in word order and case patterns makes it impossible to define grammatical relations in terms of phrase structure configurations or case. Rather, grammatical relations must be taken as primitive notions of linguistic theory.

The papers collected here take up the first of these ideas. They lay out the basic theoretical constructs of relational grammar and discuss three areas of grammar--advancement construction, raising, and clause union. In his introduction, Perlmutter discusses each of the papers--most of which are published here for the first time--and places them in the context of the whole of linguistic study.

Author Notes

Alvin H. Marill has spent his career in broadcasting, direct marketing, and publishing. Among his many books are The Complete Films of Edward G. Robinson, Robert Mitchum on the Screen, and More Theatre: Stage to Screen to Television (Scarecrow). Since 1980, he has been a contributing editor to Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide, and he is also a charter member of the Television Movie Hall of Fame. His latest book is Movies Made for Television, 1964-2004 (Scarecrow, 2005).

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Links musical scores for film and television with their creators in three ways: an index by year of films and their composers, an index of composers and their films, and a film title index. These are just lists; minimal information is provided. There are also sections on recorded soundtracks and scores, and on film and television music awards.