Rhenish Franconian languages

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Rhenish Franconian
Rhine Franconian
Geographic
distribution
Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Hesse
Linguistic classificationIndo-European
Glottologrhin1244[1]
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Rhenish Franconian among the Franconian languages.
  Hessian
  Palatine German & Lorraine Franconian
Area where Rhine Franconian is spoken. 1 Hessian, 2 Palatinate German 3 Lorraine Franconian

Rhenish Franconian or Rhine Franconian (German: About this soundRheinfränkisch ) 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-Wurttemberg, 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 north, it is bounded by the Sankt Goar line (or das–dat line) which separates it from Moselle Franconian; to the south, it is bounded by the Main line which is also referred to as the Speyer line which separates it from the Upper German dialects.

Subgroups[edit]

See also[edit]

Saarland (section Local dialect), Moselle Franconian (adjacent language area), Palatine German

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Rhenish Franconian". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.