A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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McQueer, Chris

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
Central47.0%
Doric39.0%
Ulster33.5%
Shetland32.5%
Orkney42.5%
Southern36.0%
English37.0%

Fine-grain dialect

DialectoverlapDescription
ORK42.5%Orkney
SHD32.5%Shetland
TON0.0%Tonge
NNB36.0%North Northern B (Caithness)
NNA8.0%North Northern A (Black Isle)
MNA38.5%Mid Northern A
MNB36.5%Mid Northern B
SNO33.5%South Northern
ABN40.5%Aberdeen
DOR35.5%General Northern
NEC37.5%North East Central
SEC42.5%(South) East Central
WCE52.0%West Central
DUN36.0%Dundee
EDN40.0%Edinburgh
GLA56.5%Glasgow
AYR39.5%Ayrshire
LAL44.5%General Central
SEA34.5%South East (Borders)
SWE43.5%South West (Galloway)
DUL5.5%Donegal (East Donegal)
WUL35.0%West Ulster (Letterkenny / L'Derry)
CUL29.5%Coleraine Ulster (North Antrim)
BUL29.0%Ballymena Ulster (Mid Antrim)
SUL22.0%South Antrim (Between Sixmilewater and Belfast)
BEL0.0%Eastern Ulster (Belfast)
PUL33.5%Peninsular Ulster (Ards)
EUL32.0%East Antrim (Larne)
GUL22.5%General Ulster
SYN26.5%Synthetic (no region)