A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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McClure, Derrick J.


Total words by this author in corpus - 27,190
Total unique words used by this author in corpus - 4,331
Ratio of total words to unique words - 6.278
Top ten most common words - the, an, a, tae, ye, o, i, she, said, it,
Total number of punctuation marks - 7,425

Punctuation statistics

71 semicolons in total or 2.61 per thousand words 161 colons in total or 5.92 per thousand words 1150 apostrophes in total or 42.29 per thousand words 1896 quotes in total or 69.73 per thousand words 2285 commas in total or 84.04 per thousand words 512 exclamation marks in total or 18.83 per thousand words 204 question marks in total or 7.50 per thousand words 1121 full stops in total or 41.23 per thousand words McClure, Derrick J.; : ' " , ! ? . Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG.

List of articles

Lallans 59 - A Stot an a Cleg
Lallans Magazine (2004-09) in Central categorised as prose (1,020 words)


no publisher recorded (2017-12-23) in Central categorised as poetry (579 words)

Lallans 67 - Five sonnets o Cecco Angiolieri (1250-1319)
Lallans Magazine (2005-09-01) in Central categorised as poetry (710 words)

Lallans 67 - Andra’s Sang
Lallans Magazine (2005-09-01) in Central categorised as poetry (1,099 words)

Throwe the Keekin-Gless an Fit Ailice Funn There
Evertype (2021-01-02) in Doric categorised as prose (21,292 words)

Lallans 58 - Gairm review
Lallans Magazine (2001-03-01) in Central categorised as prose (459 words)

Lallans 67 - review
Lallans Magazine (2005-09-01) in Central categorised as prose (622 words)

Lallans 73 - The Pynes o Luve
Lallans Magazine (2008-10-01) in Central categorised as poetry (666 words)

Lallans 73 - reviews
Lallans Magazine (2008-10-01) in Central categorised as prose (743 words)

Heatmap of punctuation

McClure, Derrick J.

Full stops are red; commas are blue;
apostrophes are yellow; quotes are pink;
question marks are green; Exclamation marks are cyan;
semicolons are white; colons are black