A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Ritch, Paolo

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
Central20.0%
Doric18.0%
Ulster13.5%
Shetland24.5%
Orkney20.5%
Southern16.5%
English12.5%

Fine-grain dialect

DialectoverlapDescription
ORK20.5%Orkney
SHD24.5%Shetland
TON0.0%Tonge
NNB15.5%North Northern B (Caithness)
NNA6.5%North Northern A (Black Isle)
MNA18.0%Mid Northern A
MNB16.5%Mid Northern B
SNO17.5%South Northern
ABN19.0%Aberdeen
DOR17.0%General Northern
NEC18.0%North East Central
SEC19.5%(South) East Central
WCE19.5%West Central
DUN15.5%Dundee
EDN18.5%Edinburgh
GLA19.5%Glasgow
AYR19.0%Ayrshire
LAL20.5%General Central
SEA17.0%South East (Borders)
SWE20.0%South West (Galloway)
DUL1.5%Donegal (East Donegal)
WUL15.0%West Ulster (Letterkenny / L'Derry)
CUL13.5%Coleraine Ulster (North Antrim)
BUL15.0%Ballymena Ulster (Mid Antrim)
SUL10.0%South Antrim (Between Sixmilewater and Belfast)
BEL0.0%Eastern Ulster (Belfast)
PUL17.0%Peninsular Ulster (Ards)
EUL14.5%East Antrim (Larne)
GUL10.0%General Ulster
SYN12.5%Synthetic (no region)