Dei Genitrix: A Generative Grammar for Traditional Litanies

Francesco Galofaro, Magdalena Maria Kubas, Marc Herbstritt
2016 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative  
The object of the present paper is a study of two traditional litanies, Litany of the Saints and Litany of Loreto, in their most ancient attested form. We will design a narrative grammar to show how their litanic structures can be generated. We propose the notion of n-selection, a narrative rule which can't be reduced to syntax or semantics: it depends on culture. We will test the grammar on the Litany to the Divine Mercy, written by Saint Faustina Kowalska in the XXth century. Our purpose is
more » ... identify the rules of the genre which allow its reproduction in more recent versions.
doi:10.4230/oasics.cmn.2016.12 dblp:conf/cmn/GalofaroK16 fatcat:2ggcei4wqvdxri6zvuaovt773m