A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Niven, Liz

Punctuation analysis - Comparative word frequency analysis

Stats

Total words by this author in corpus - 2,629
Total unique words used by this author in corpus - 1,109
Ratio of total words to unique words - 2.371
Tagged as SWE (South West (Galloway)) dialect.
Top ten most common words - the, a, an, o, tae, ye, fir, as, in, wi,

List of texts in corpus

The New Mannie
Canongate (01-01-2003 ) in Southern dialect, categorised as poetry (331 words)

Burnin Whins
Luath (01-01-2004 ) in Southern dialect, categorised as poetry (109 words)

Stravaigin
Luath (01-01-2001 ) in Southern dialect, categorised as poetry (208 words)

Chuckies fir the Cairn
Luath (2009) in Southern dialect, categorised as poetry (951 words)

Lallans 59 - Painting the Forth Bridge: A Search for Scottish Identity
Lallans Magazine (2001) in Lallans dialect, categorised as newspaper (1,030 words)

Author word usage frequencies

WordCount Normalised
per 100,000
the1405325.22
a1043955.88
an662510.46
o582206.16
tae461749.71
ye341293.27
fir321217.19
as311179.16
in311179.16
wi281065.04
that271027.01
is26988.97
fae25950.93
at21798.78
it19722.71
this18684.67
oan17646.63
wir17646.63
it's17646.63
bit16608.6
or15570.56
mair12456.45
us12456.45
efter12456.45
yin12456.45
jist11418.41
be11418.41
buik11418.41
ma11418.41
aboot11418.41
kent10380.37
yer10380.37
of10380.37
mibbe10380.37
back9342.34
a'm9342.34
scottish9342.34
intae9342.34
we9342.34
aw9342.34
ower8304.3
oot8304.3
wid8304.3
come8304.3
identitie8304.3
thir8304.3
nae8304.3
her8304.3
wis8304.3
lik8304.3
hame8304.3
wee8304.3
weel8304.3
whaur8304.3
dae7266.26
new7266.26
will7266.26
no7266.26
by6228.22
atween6228.22
she6228.22
whit6228.22
nor6228.22
telt6228.22
his6228.22
she's6228.22
lang6228.22
ain6228.22
-5190.19
throu5190.19
again5190.19
scots5190.19
malawi5190.19
hae5190.19
macdougall5190.19
cam5190.19
facts5190.19
want5190.19
mannie5190.19
gin5190.19
them5190.19
if5190.19
dinna5190.19
muckle5190.19
aye5190.19
its4152.15
twa4152.15
they4152.15
taen4152.15
year4152.15
has4152.15
up4152.15
time4152.15
for4152.15
sea4152.15
says4152.15
some4152.15
doon4152.15
sing4152.15
ither4152.15
kintra4152.15
past4152.15
gie4152.15
still4152.15
journey4152.15
can4152.15
like4152.15
been4152.15
reader3114.11
bus3114.11
sure3114.11
buiks3114.11
we'd3114.11
sang3114.11
quest3114.11
me3114.11
fine3114.11
'a3114.11
lan3114.11
writer3114.11
soil3114.11
wha3114.11
kinna3114.11
heids3114.11
chapter3114.11
ken3114.11
wheen3114.11
nane3114.11
here3114.11
aff3114.11
maist3114.11
itsel3114.11
pynt3114.11
yince3114.11
see3114.11
gan3114.11
cannie3114.11
een3114.11
comet3114.11
are3114.11
thegither3114.11
widden3114.11
thon3114.11
week3114.11
whole3114.11
information3114.11
fowk3114.11
bein3114.11
seen3114.11
get3114.11
wean3114.11
man3114.11
joab3114.11
then3114.11
we're3114.11
monie3114.11
lea3114.11
sae3114.11
tells3114.11
macdougall's3114.11
white3114.11
warld276.07
ilka276.07
pink276.07
few276.07
waur276.07
muir's276.07
scotland's276.07
stert276.07
deid276.07
search276.07
thrang276.07
paintit276.07
covert276.07
same276.07
lugs276.07
golf276.07
identity'276.07
ash276.07
left276.07
abuin276.07
apt276.07
comment276.07
index276.07
interestin276.07
based276.07
strecht276.07
thomson276.07
dee276.07
gliskin276.07
historie276.07
boat276.07
scrievin276.07
cuid276.07
wey276.07
thir's276.07
refers276.07
he276.07
gien276.07
brick276.07
verra276.07
black276.07
row276.07
upon276.07
side276.07
wantit276.07
view276.07
states276.07
references276.07
exile276.07
famous276.07
stanes276.07
sheet276.07
brig276.07
academic276.07
further276.07
forth276.07
lay276.07
sweethairt276.07
leid276.07
hairt276.07
kirkcudbrightshire276.07
folk276.07
quite276.07
road276.07
gey276.07
when276.07
lallans276.07
readers276.07
could276.07
needit276.07
plastic276.07
hairts276.07
roon276.07
drink276.07
labour276.07
life276.07
seems276.07
early276.07
nation276.07
focus276.07
hauf276.07
and276.07
across276.07
thoosan276.07
arrive276.07
bodie276.07
only276.07
any276.07
she'll276.07
wife276.07
brak276.07
cannae276.07
look276.07
licht276.07
national276.07
a'll276.07
origins276.07
chinese276.07
frae276.07
a've276.07
had276.07
ye'd276.07
hoo276.07
bonnie276.07
lassie276.07
richt276.07
disnae276.07
personal276.07
watter276.07
which276.07
language276.07
pit276.07
lack276.07
days276.07
reid276.07
end276.07
harvester276.07
london276.07
solway276.07
saddest276.07
thing276.07
loved276.07
afore276.07
dis276.07
sangs276.07
herd276.07
times276.07
kintra's276.07
thocht276.07
played276.07
raither276.07
hinnie276.07
locust276.07
writer's276.07
present276.07
day276.07
mak276.07
night276.07
wunnert276.07
daurkness276.07
there's276.07
need276.07
scuil276.07
doule276.07
kintraside276.07
vyce276.07
that's276.07
sons276.07
auld276.07
yins276.07
hear276.07
mind276.07
fact276.07
prose276.07
sky276.07
whither276.07
said276.07
turn276.07
onie276.07
instead276.07