A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Burns, John

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
Central33.5%
Doric30.0%
Ulster24.5%
Shetland25.0%
Orkney26.0%
Southern31.0%
English20.0%

Fine-grain dialect

DialectoverlapDescription
ORK26.0%Orkney
SHD25.0%Shetland
TON0.0%Tonge
NNB24.0%North Northern B (Caithness)
NNA7.0%North Northern A (Black Isle)
MNA30.0%Mid Northern A
MNB24.5%Mid Northern B
SNO29.5%South Northern
ABN31.5%Aberdeen
DOR29.0%General Northern
NEC31.0%North East Central
SEC33.0%(South) East Central
WCE29.5%West Central
DUN33.0%Dundee
EDN33.0%Edinburgh
GLA26.0%Glasgow
AYR32.5%Ayrshire
LAL33.5%General Central
SEA27.0%South East (Borders)
SWE35.0%South West (Galloway)
SOU0.0%General Southern
DUL2.5%Donegal (East Donegal)
WUL22.5%West Ulster (Letterkenny / L'Derry)
CUL22.5%Coleraine Ulster (North Antrim)
BUL25.0%Ballymena Ulster (Mid Antrim)
SUL15.0%South Antrim (Between Sixmilewater and Belfast)
BEL0.0%Eastern Ulster (Belfast)
PUL30.5%Peninsular Ulster (Ards)
EUL29.0%East Antrim (Larne)
GUL22.0%General Ulster
SYN20.0%Synthetic (no region)