A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Goldie-Anderson, Sally

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
Central1.5%
Doric1.5%
Ulster1.0%
Shetland2.0%
Orkney1.0%
Southern1.0%
English1.5%

Fine-grain dialect

DialectoverlapDescription
ORK1.0%Orkney
SHD2.0%Shetland
TON0.0%Tonge
NNB1.0%North Northern B (Caithness)
NNA0.5%North Northern A (Black Isle)
MNA1.5%Mid Northern A
MNB1.5%Mid Northern B
SNO1.5%South Northern
ABN1.5%Aberdeen
DOR1.5%General Northern
NEC1.0%North East Central
SEC1.5%(South) East Central
WCE1.0%West Central
DUN1.0%Dundee
EDN1.5%Edinburgh
GLA1.0%Glasgow
AYR1.5%Ayrshire
LAL1.5%General Central
SEA1.0%South East (Borders)
SWE1.0%South West (Galloway)
DUL0.0%Donegal (East Donegal)
WUL1.0%West Ulster (Letterkenny / L'Derry)
CUL1.0%Coleraine Ulster (North Antrim)
BUL1.0%Ballymena Ulster (Mid Antrim)
SUL1.5%South Antrim (Between Sixmilewater and Belfast)
BEL0.0%Eastern Ulster (Belfast)
PUL1.0%Peninsular Ulster (Ards)
EUL1.0%East Antrim (Larne)
GUL1.0%General Ulster
SYN0.5%Synthetic (no region)