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"Ich bin ein Berliner": A History and a Linguistic Clarification

Jürgen Eichhoff
Monatshefte
Vol. 85, No. 1 (Spring, 1993), pp. 71-80
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30153239
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Abstract

President John F. Kennedy's well-known exclamation has been often declared to be incorrect German, causing the President to be totally misunderstood by his audience. It is shown here that and why the statement, translated for Kennedy by a native speaker of German, is the correct and the only correct way of expressing in German what the President wanted to say.

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