"Wir ham dit ja kaum fassen können, wir ham dit eigentlich nich geglaubt" : wie Ost- und WestberlinerInnen ihren Unglauben, ihr Unverständnis und ihre Überraschung nach der Nachricht von der Öffnung der Berliner Mauer am 9. November 1989 narrativ rekonstruieren

"We could hardly grasp it, we didn’t believe it actually" : how East- and West-Berliners reconstruct in narratives their unbelief, their lack of understanding and their surprise when they got the message of the fall of the Berlin Wall

  • The research focuses on the narrative verbalization of mental reactions to the official announcement of 9 November 1989 stating that citizens of the GDR were henceforth permitted to travel to the West. This announcement differs from the type of unexpected information which is readily believable and comprehensible, to which we respond with interjections (change-of-state tokens: oh, ach, ach so) and certain formulations (das glaub ich, ich verstehe). Respondents from both East and West Berlin represented in the "Wende-Korpus" reacted from the cognitive perspective with mistrust and incomprehension, and from the emotional perspective with surprise, which was reflected both in syntactic structure and in the frequent use of metaphors. The report was more frequently interpreted as a joke than as a real event.

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Author:Johannes Schwitalla
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-341340
URL:http://periodika.osu.cz/studiagermanistica/
ISSN:1803-408X
Parent Title (German):Acta Facultatis Philosophicae Universitatis Ostraviensis / Studia Germanistica
Publisher:Ostravská univerzita v Ostravě
Place of publication:Ostrava
Document Type:Article
Language:German
Year of Completion:2013
Year of first Publication:2013
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2014/11/18
GND Keyword:Expressivität <Linguistik>; Überraschung <Motiv>; Deutsch
Volume:8
Issue:12
Page Number:19
First Page:53
Last Page:71
HeBIS-PPN:366534297
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 43 Deutsch, germanische Sprachen allgemein / 430 Germanische Sprachen; Deutsch
Sammlungen:Germanistik / GiNDok
Linguistik
BDSL-Klassifikation:02.00.00 Deutsche Sprachwissenschaft (in Auswahl) / BDSL-Klassifikation: 02.00.00 Deutsche Sprachwissenschaft > 02.10.00 Sprache im 20. Jahrhundert. Gegenwartssprache
Linguistik-Klassifikation:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Gesprächsforschung/Gesprochene Sprache / Conversation analysis/Spoken language
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Acta Facultatis Philosophicae Universitatis Ostraviensis / Studia Germanistica / Studia Germanistica 12
Journal:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-341296
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht