Rhenish Franconian languages
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|Rhenish-Franconian, Rhine Franconian, Rhine-Franconian|
|Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Hesse, Lorraine, Alsace|
Rhenish Franconian among the Franconian languages.
Palatine German & Lorraine Franconian
East Franconian is classified as Vulnerable by the UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger
Rhenish Franconian or Rhine Franconian (German: Rheinfränkisch [ˈʁaɪnfʁankɪʃ] (listen)) is a dialect chain of West Central German. It comprises the varieties of German spoken across the western regions of the states of Saarland, Rhineland-Palatinate, northwest Baden-Württemberg, and Hesse in Germany. It is also spoken in northeast France, in the eastern part of the département of Moselle in the Lorraine region, and in the north-west part of Bas-Rhin in Alsace. To the south, it is bounded by the Sankt Goar line (or das–dat line) which separates it from Moselle Franconian; to the north, it is bounded by the Main line which is also referred to as the Speyer line which separates it from the Upper German dialects.
- Hessisch or Hessian
- Pfälzisch or Palatine German
- Lothringisch or Lorraine Franconian
- Saarland (section Local dialect)
- Moselle Franconian (adjacent language area)
- Hughes, Stephanie. 2005. Bilingualism in North-East France with specific reference to Rhenish Franconian spoken by Moselle Cross-border (or frontier) workers. In Preisler, Bent, et al., eds. The Consequences of Mobility: Linguistic and Sociocultural Contact Zones. Roskilde, Denmark: Roskilde Universitetscenter: Institut for Sprog og Kultur. ISBN 87-7349-651-0.
- ^ Hartmut Beckers: Westmitteldeutsch. In: Lexikon der Germanistischen Linguistik. Herausgegeben von Hans Peter Althaus, Helmut Henne, Herbert Ernst Wiegand. 2nd ed., Max Niemeyer Verlag Tübingen, Tübingen, 1980 (1st ed. 1973), p. 468ff., here p. 468
- ^ Cornelia Stroh: Sprachkontakt und Sprachbewußtsein: Eine soziolinguistische Studie am Beispiel Ost-Lothringens. Gunter Narr Verlag Tübingen, Tübingen, 1993, p. 34