A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Tait, John M

Lexicon overlap between author and dialects

This is how much the author's top 200 most frequently used words overlaps with each major dialects top 200 words
An overlap of more than 50% is a pretty good match. Because of the nature of the top 200 words, almost no-one has an overlap of more than 70%, they'd have to be writing about a really broad range of things, like body parts, working, playing, thinking, governance, and so on.
On average Scots writers overlap with English by about 27%, so this is perhaps an indication on where on the Scots - Scottish English spectrum a writer's lexicon lies.

Dialect groupoverlap
Central47.0%
Doric41.0%
Ulster32.5%
Shetland51.0%
Orkney40.5%
Southern35.5%
English29.5%

Fine-grain dialect

DialectoverlapDescription
ORK40.5%Orkney
SHD51.0%Shetland
TON0.0%Tonge
NNB27.0%North Northern B (Caithness)
NNA8.5%North Northern A (Black Isle)
MNA38.5%Mid Northern A
MNB32.5%Mid Northern B
SNO35.0%South Northern
ABN43.5%Aberdeen
DOR38.0%General Northern
NEC34.0%North East Central
SEC46.0%(South) East Central
WCE41.0%West Central
DUN35.5%Dundee
EDN40.5%Edinburgh
GLA36.0%Glasgow
AYR36.5%Ayrshire
LAL44.5%General Central
SEA32.0%South East (Borders)
SWE41.5%South West (Galloway)
SOU0.0%General Southern
DUL3.0%Donegal (East Donegal)
WUL32.0%West Ulster (Letterkenny / L'Derry)
CUL29.0%Coleraine Ulster (North Antrim)
BUL27.5%Ballymena Ulster (Mid Antrim)
SUL20.5%South Antrim (Between Sixmilewater and Belfast)
BEL0.0%Eastern Ulster (Belfast)
PUL32.0%Peninsular Ulster (Ards)
EUL30.5%East Antrim (Larne)
GUL25.5%General Ulster
SYN28.0%Synthetic (no region)