A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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McKillop, Roger

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
Central64.0%
Doric53.5%
Ulster44.5%
Shetland44.5%
Orkney50.5%
Southern53.5%
English49.0%

Fine-grain dialect

DialectoverlapDescription
ORK50.5%Orkney
SHD44.5%Shetland
TON0.0%Tonge
NNB43.0%North Northern B (Caithness)
NNA10.5%North Northern A (Black Isle)
MNA53.5%Mid Northern A
MNB49.5%Mid Northern B
SNO48.0%South Northern
ABN57.5%Aberdeen
DOR51.5%General Northern
NEC44.5%North East Central
SEC59.0%(South) East Central
WCE62.0%West Central
DUN51.0%Dundee
EDN57.5%Edinburgh
GLA57.5%Glasgow
AYR54.5%Ayrshire
LAL60.5%General Central
SEA46.5%South East (Borders)
SWE59.5%South West (Galloway)
SOU0.0%General Southern
DUL3.0%Donegal (East Donegal)
WUL42.0%West Ulster (Letterkenny / L'Derry)
CUL37.5%Coleraine Ulster (North Antrim)
BUL37.0%Ballymena Ulster (Mid Antrim)
SUL27.5%South Antrim (Between Sixmilewater and Belfast)
BEL0.0%Eastern Ulster (Belfast)
PUL44.5%Peninsular Ulster (Ards)
EUL42.5%East Antrim (Larne)
GUL31.5%General Ulster
SYN36.5%Synthetic (no region)