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Dei Genitrix: A Generative Grammar for Traditional Litanies
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 isdoi:10.4230/oasics.cmn.2016.12 dblp:conf/cmn/GalofaroK16 fatcat:2ggcei4wqvdxri6zvuaovt773m