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Rhenish Franconian
Rhenish-Franconian, Rhine Franconian, Rhine-Franconian
Geographic
distribution
Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Hesse, Lorraine, Alsace
Linguistic classificationIndo-European
Glottologrhin1244
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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
Area where Rhine Franconian is spoken. 1 Hessian, 2 Palatinate German 3 Lorraine Franconian

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 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.

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References

  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ Cornelia Stroh: Sprachkontakt und Sprachbewußtsein: Eine soziolinguistische Studie am Beispiel Ost-Lothringens. Gunter Narr Verlag Tübingen, Tübingen, 1993, p. 34