HIGH FRANCONIAN (German : _Oberfränkische Dialekte_) is a part of High German consisting of East Franconian and South Franconian . Because of fundamental differences in structure, it is factually not justified.
It is spoken in Germany around Karlsruhe , Erlangen , Fürth , Heilbronn and Würzburg and a small area in France . It is disputed, whether Nuremberg in Germany belongs to its area. Surnames from the area of High Franconian include Bauer , Hofmann , Merkel , Paulus , Schmidt and Schneider .
* ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "High Franconian". _ Glottolog 2.7 _. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. * ^ Noble, Cecil A. M. (1983). _Modern German dialects_ New York , Lang, p. 119 * ^ Glück, Helmut (ed.). _Metzler-Lexikon Sprache_. Metzler, 1993, p. 442.
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