A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Dunnett, Nathan


Total words by this author in corpus - 644
Total unique words used by this author in corpus - 269
Ratio of total words to unique words - 2.394

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: 39.0%
Central Dunnett, Nathan

Doric overlap: 42.0%
Doric Dunnett, Nathan

Ulster overlap: 29.5%
Ulster Dunnett, Nathan

Shetland overlap: 32.0%
Shetland Dunnett, Nathan

Orkney overlap: 35.5%
Orkney Dunnett, Nathan

Southern overlap: 34.5%
Southern Dunnett, Nathan

English overlap: 24.5%
English Dunnett, Nathan