A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Bolland, John

Total words by this author in corpus - 2,315
Total unique words used by this author in corpus - 940
Ratio of total words to unique words - 2.463
Top ten most common words - the, an, a, o, ah, €, wiz, ma, in, tae,

A Chocolate Cowboy
From Glasgow To Saturn (01-01-2008) in Lallans categorised as prose

This table displays the word frequencies for the author's works in the corpus, and the frequencies normalised to per 100,000. The normalised word frequencies for the entire corpus and each dialect are displayed. The colour represents how far the author's usage frequency deviates from that dialect.
This should highlight things like differences in the regional dialect, or character names, or the spelling preferences of the author. The dialect column with the fewest coloured cells is likely to be the author's natural dialect.

WordCount Author occurrences Normalised
per 100,000
Corpus occurrences
normalised per 100,000
Central /
Lallans
Doric /
Northern
ShetlandOrkney Southern /
Borders
Ulster
the1596868.255413.09 5894.57 5918.91 268.33 5740.99 2992.25 4116.22
an964146.872738.56 2547.24 2954.22 3442.69 1931.15 2687.35 3713.79
a502159.832806.28 2606.53 3117.42 2819.97 2899.1 2505.54 3715.52
o431857.452095.57 2205.82 2015.67 1903.6 2055.12 1628.7 1973.98
ah421814.25552.92 665.62 447.72 - 57.22 899.57 27.75
€411771.06336.35 147.67 349.8 151.88 491.13 2104.05 149.18
wiz321382.2925.51 42.51 0.62 - - 1.89 3.47
ma311339.09354.76 412.12 342.41 5.06 23.84 308.69 227.23
in291252.71483.22 1554.52 1388.12 1118.87 1659.36 1371.13 1361.67
tae261123.112007.73 2054.13 1767.48 931.55 2527.18 2174.12 2352.12
€™251079.91343.85 364.91 124.4 491.09 696.17 727.23 268.86
€™s22950.32464.43 402.95 526.55 440.46 910.74 793.52 310.49
on22950.32607.36 646.6 559.8 622.72 805.84 227.26 707.72
it22950.321134.63 1243.53 1136.24 521.47 586.5 337.1 1425.85
he21907.13694.53 674.79 881.89 1341.64 1397.1 193.17 301.82
fae17734.34255.09 290.19 226.63 415.15 352.85 49.24 161.32
doon17734.34195.26 109.85 322.09 334.14 228.88 274.61 367.74
-16691.14159.24 167.13 93.61 136.7 71.52 113.63 364.27
oot16691.14415.77 354.85 537.63 526.53 567.42 376.87 487.42
there14604.75224.19 255.73 206.92 10.13 214.57 268.92 64.18
wi14604.75738.72 697.16 922.54 916.36 371.92 679.89 669.56
like14604.75257.46 265.58 400.3 40.5 190.73 79.54 53.77
that13561.561025.63 1284.7 597.99 75.94 882.13 802.98 803.12
€“12518.3683.1 66.23 139.8 116.44 405.3 - 1.73
up12518.36381.59 357.98 445.26 556.91 214.57 399.6 369.47
seyd12518.361.58 2.68 - - - - -
bi12518.36134.25 140.06 211.24 30.38 14.3 71.97 8.67
me11475.16296.77 350.37 189.07 683.48 567.42 104.16 130.1
thon11475.1682.84 76.97 71.44 - - 39.77 258.46
derek11475.162.37 2.46 3.7 - - 1.89 -
fur10431.97257.46 215.68 296.84 344.27 166.89 291.65 442.32
intae10431.97147.8 152.14 106.54 121.51 171.66 189.38 192.54
as10431.97547.79 603.42 452.65 622.72 567.42 698.82 213.36
her10431.97435.1 428.9 665.73 445.52 319.47 195.06 91.93
night10431.9716.3 19.02 2.46 50.63 76.29 13.26 3.47
jist10431.97240.5 247.01 359.65 - 9.54 204.53 53.77
bit10431.97198.29 104.04 461.89 339.21 286.1 181.81 121.42
bars9388.772.37 3.58 1.23 - - - -
then9388.77136.75 157.06 81.29 5.06 52.45 240.52 116.22
nae9388.77284.55 205.17 537.02 187.32 4.77 274.61 333.04
we9388.77327.28 392.43 210 723.98 243.18 231.05 135.3
mars9388.772.89 3.58 1.23 - 9.54 - 3.47
where8345.5714.73 19.02 3.7 5.06 4.77 34.09 1.73
€™d8345.5772.32 51.68 103.46 81 109.67 187.49 22.55
aa8345.57159.63 83.23 317.78 480.96 104.9 138.25 235.91
or8345.57303.74 322.63 261.73 197.45 348.08 236.73 357.33
she7302.38559.23 572.32 599.22 25.31 114.44 1147.66 150.91
road7302.3835.63 28.41 58.51 - 57.22 32.2 34.69
lexwell7302.380.92 1.57 - - - - -
thit6259.187.1 9.17 - - 28.61 13.26 -
twa6259.18137.67 102.47 273.44 131.63 90.6 35.98 140.5
ye6259.18469.95 494.91 518.54 - 267.02 441.26 400.69
mebbe6259.1823.41 17.23 56.04 - 14.3 5.68 6.94
wisnae6259.1843.13 52.35 41.26 - 4.77 41.66 6.94
back6259.18166.07 159.3 204.46 313.89 252.72 164.76 29.49
when6259.18127.94 172.05 12.93 65.82 171.66 236.73 15.61
mi6259.185 4.7 6.16 5.06 - 7.58 3.47
aff5215.98128.6 119.92 150.88 202.51 19.07 49.24 220.29
ay5215.9832.22 15.89 84.37 15.19 - 34.09 27.75
i5215.98430.24 405.19 492.06 1564.4 753.39 221.58 135.3
even5215.9880.74 100.91 41.26 65.82 90.6 71.97 45.1
their5215.98199.87 214.34 229.1 15.19 66.76 204.53 112.75
light5215.986.05 6.04 1.23 45.57 23.84 5.68 -
faither5215.9850.1 47.21 87.45 - 38.15 37.88 -
grass5215.983.68 3.36 1.23 - - 9.47 10.41
and5215.98560.94 725.58 285.75 435.4 1177.76 339 81.53
close5215.9817.23 13.2 18.48 5.06 28.61 43.56 20.82
hid5215.98145.43 24.16 493.91 25.31 882.13 9.47 1.73
this5215.98396.31 479.02 225.4 10.13 495.9 371.19 355.59
fuckin4172.7915.78 26.85 - - - - -
masel4172.7924.72 25.73 28.94 - - 39.77 8.67
mary4172.796.97 7.61 4.93 5.06 4.77 9.47 6.94
dad4172.796.97 5.37 8.01 60.75 19.07 - -
space4172.798.15 9.17 8.62 - 4.77 7.58 3.47
enough4172.7916.7 15.89 6.16 20.25 23.84 68.18 1.73
them4172.79164.1 176.75 197.69 5.06 267.02 70.07 74.59
you4172.79138.99 116.12 258.04 258.2 181.19 35.98 19.08
again4172.7966.8 60.86 104.69 81 81.06 34.09 26.02
ken4172.79137.54 139.84 152.11 30.38 214.57 219.68 12.14
get4172.79112.42 129.32 96.69 81 61.99 147.72 22.55
be4172.79458.9 541.44 431.71 425.27 581.73 126.89 166.52
so4172.7998.49 93.97 97.3 243.01 238.41 41.66 88.46
past4172.7931.29 34.01 33.26 40.5 28.61 20.83 12.14
bar4172.798.81 8.28 14.16 25.31 4.77 1.89 -
yer4172.79146.48 117.69 182.91 - 19.07 206.43 308.76
come4172.7995.33 85.91 80.68 162.01 85.83 98.48 187.34
chain4172.791.97 2.46 1.23 - - 1.89 1.73
burn4172.7913.28 12.53 11.09 20.25 14.3 22.73 13.88
behind4172.795 7.61 1.23 - 4.77 1.89 -
auld4172.79107.03 111.2 136.72 30.38 23.84 147.72 10.41
ower4172.79232.21 208.3 313.47 410.09 133.51 176.13 215.09
for4172.79408.15 480.14 331.33 430.34 576.96 138.25 244.58
love4172.7912.23 12.75 8.62 5.06 14.3 5.68 26.02
damp4172.795.65 1.34 20.94 10.13 4.77 - -
nuts4172.791.71 2.68 - 5.06 - - -
dark4172.7912.49 6.49 6.77 101.26 14.3 22.73 34.69
kept4172.7919.99 22.37 9.85 20.25 9.54 30.3 24.28
swing3129.592.63 3.13 2.46 - - - 3.47
been3129.59156.87 205.17 107.77 96.19 228.88 45.45 17.35
noo3129.59154.76 109.41 224.17 146.82 228.88 159.08 282.74
his3129.59441.15 402.95 606.61 784.73 801.07 204.53 239.38
us3129.59102.17 133.35 63.43 - 76.29 96.59 19.08
could3129.5993.23 93.3 64.05 232.89 176.43 189.38 8.67
cried3129.5935.77 44.75 27.1 - 9.54 41.66 6.94
€œ3129.595 3.13 2.46 - 19.07 30.3 -
oan3129.59118.47 60.19 170.59 - 28.61 600.34 55.51
draw3129.595.79 5.59 3.08 - - 15.15 10.41
didnae3129.5954.7 62.65 32.64 - - 71.97 78.06
now3129.5914.6 20.58 3.08 15.19 4.77 15.15 3.47
at3129.59623.27 594.47 686.67 997.37 543.58 587.09 601.91
if3129.59156.61 149.68 128.1 202.51 176.43 187.49 239.38
else3129.5923.93 26.4 15.4 15.19 38.15 26.51 24.28
wee3129.59230.24 235.37 187.83 - 14.3 323.85 381.61
€œwhit3129.5910.52 7.83 - - - 77.65 6.94
thir3129.5957.59 67.12 4.31 - 262.25 47.35 88.46
know3129.5935.77 31.55 2.46 5.06 4.77 17.04 201.21
wan3129.5959.17 76.74 8.01 212.64 205.04 15.15 1.73
€œderek3129.590.39 0.67 - - - - -
themselves3129.591.45 2.01 0.62 - - 1.89 -
glug3129.590.66 0.67 - - - - 3.47
sensed3129.591.05 1.34 - - - 3.79 -
cauld3129.5937.08 21.03 104.69 5.06 4.77 30.3 -
towards3129.593.68 4.47 2.46 - - 3.79 3.47
were3129.59139.91 156.17 101.61 121.51 133.51 234.84 43.37
milky3129.590.92 1.57 - - - - -
left3129.5945.5 44.3 48.04 101.26 42.91 43.56 31.22
kent3129.5967.06 63.32 96.07 106.32 66.76 68.18 -
comin3129.5933.92 29.53 40.65 65.82 47.68 26.51 39.9
is3129.59624.71 742.81 489.6 435.4 710.47 376.87 350.39
which3129.5929.06 34.01 9.24 5.06 23.84 89.01 1.73
far3129.5955.49 20.81 150.27 60.75 23.84 34.09 86.73
time3129.59180.93 182.12 175.52 187.32 190.73 214 150.91
had3129.59141.48 181.67 20.94 70.88 28.61 22.73 343.45
same3129.5955.88 58.62 45.57 15.19 28.61 77.65 67.65
cowboy3129.590.53 0.89 - - - - -
oor3129.59146.22 190.62 78.21 20.25 28.61 83.33 137.03
thing3129.5968.64 71.15 60.35 20.25 76.29 30.3 121.42
black3129.5921.3 17.23 32.64 65.82 33.38 20.83 1.73
wifey3129.590.66 0.89 0.62 - - - -
linwood3129.590.53 0.89 - - - - -
some3129.59128.47 117.46 149.03 172.13 133.51 162.87 107.55
fast3129.597.1 9.17 0.62 20.25 4.77 13.26 -
drive3129.593.94 4.25 3.08 - 19.07 1.89 1.73
low3129.597.49 3.13 9.24 25.31 4.77 22.73 17.35
see3129.59165.28 157.06 203.85 222.76 147.82 77.65 187.34
right3129.5932.35 37.81 5.54 70.88 181.19 26.51 3.47
couldnae3129.5922.09 29.09 7.39 - - 43.56 5.2