A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Cormack, Liam

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
Central18.5%
Doric18.5%
Ulster18.5%
Shetland13.5%
Orkney16.5%
Southern16.0%
English11.5%

Fine-grain dialect

DialectoverlapDescription
ORK16.5%Orkney
SHD13.5%Shetland
TON0.0%Tonge
NNB15.5%North Northern B (Caithness)
NNA4.5%North Northern A (Black Isle)
MNA18.5%Mid Northern A
MNB16.5%Mid Northern B
SNO15.5%South Northern
ABN18.5%Aberdeen
DOR19.0%General Northern
NEC17.5%North East Central
SEC17.5%(South) East Central
WCE19.0%West Central
DUN18.5%Dundee
EDN18.5%Edinburgh
GLA17.0%Glasgow
AYR17.0%Ayrshire
LAL19.0%General Central
SEA15.0%South East (Borders)
SWE19.5%South West (Galloway)
DUL2.5%Donegal (East Donegal)
WUL15.0%West Ulster (Letterkenny / L'Derry)
CUL14.5%Coleraine Ulster (North Antrim)
BUL14.0%Ballymena Ulster (Mid Antrim)
SUL10.0%South Antrim (Between Sixmilewater and Belfast)
BEL0.0%Eastern Ulster (Belfast)
PUL16.0%Peninsular Ulster (Ards)
EUL14.0%East Antrim (Larne)
GUL14.0%General Ulster
SYN13.0%Synthetic (no region)