A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Ulster Scots Agency


Total words by this author in corpus - 6,356
Total unique words used by this author in corpus - 928
Ratio of total words to unique words - 6.849

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.

Central overlap: 33.5%
Central Ulster Scots Agency

Doric overlap: 29.5%
Doric Ulster Scots Agency

Ulster overlap: 45.5%
Ulster Ulster Scots Agency

Shetland overlap: 22.5%
Shetland Ulster Scots Agency

Orkney overlap: 23.5%
Orkney Ulster Scots Agency

Southern overlap: 29.5%
Southern Ulster Scots Agency

English overlap: 11.5%
English Ulster Scots Agency