A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Kerr, Oliwia, Sarah and Amber

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
Central24.0%
Doric22.5%
Ulster18.5%
Shetland18.0%
Orkney19.5%
Southern18.5%
English19.0%

Fine-grain dialect

DialectoverlapDescription
ORK19.5%Orkney
SHD18.0%Shetland
TON0.0%Tonge
NNB19.0%North Northern B (Caithness)
NNA7.0%North Northern A (Black Isle)
MNA22.0%Mid Northern A
MNB26.0%Mid Northern B
SNO20.5%South Northern
ABN24.5%Aberdeen
DOR18.5%General Northern
NEC23.0%North East Central
SEC23.0%(South) East Central
WCE21.5%West Central
DUN20.5%Dundee
EDN21.5%Edinburgh
GLA21.0%Glasgow
AYR19.5%Ayrshire
LAL24.0%General Central
SEA18.5%South East (Borders)
SWE25.0%South West (Galloway)
DUL2.0%Donegal (East Donegal)
WUL18.5%West Ulster (Letterkenny / L'Derry)
CUL16.0%Coleraine Ulster (North Antrim)
BUL16.5%Ballymena Ulster (Mid Antrim)
SUL10.5%South Antrim (Between Sixmilewater and Belfast)
BEL0.0%Eastern Ulster (Belfast)
PUL19.0%Peninsular Ulster (Ards)
EUL21.5%East Antrim (Larne)
GUL13.0%General Ulster
SYN14.0%Synthetic (no region)