A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Curran, Doug

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
Central45.5%
Doric43.0%
Ulster36.5%
Shetland35.5%
Orkney39.0%
Southern38.0%
English25.5%

Fine-grain dialect

DialectoverlapDescription
ORK39.0%Orkney
SHD35.5%Shetland
TON0.0%Tonge
NNB28.0%North Northern B (Caithness)
NNA13.0%North Northern A (Black Isle)
MNA44.5%Mid Northern A
MNB36.0%Mid Northern B
SNO42.5%South Northern
ABN45.5%Aberdeen
DOR39.0%General Northern
NEC45.0%North East Central
SEC44.0%(South) East Central
WCE42.0%West Central
DUN42.5%Dundee
EDN45.5%Edinburgh
GLA35.0%Glasgow
AYR41.5%Ayrshire
LAL47.0%General Central
SEA36.5%South East (Borders)
SWE48.5%South West (Galloway)
DUL3.0%Donegal (East Donegal)
WUL31.5%West Ulster (Letterkenny / L'Derry)
CUL26.5%Coleraine Ulster (North Antrim)
BUL35.5%Ballymena Ulster (Mid Antrim)
SUL21.5%South Antrim (Between Sixmilewater and Belfast)
BEL0.0%Eastern Ulster (Belfast)
PUL42.0%Peninsular Ulster (Ards)
EUL40.5%East Antrim (Larne)
GUL24.5%General Ulster
SYN30.5%Synthetic (no region)