A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Mainland-Sinclair, Marina Jane


Total words by this author in corpus - 203
Total unique words used by this author in corpus - 123
Ratio of total words to unique words - 1.65

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: 15.5%
Central Mainland-Sinclair, Marina Jane

Doric overlap: 16.0%
Doric Mainland-Sinclair, Marina Jane

Ulster overlap: 14.0%
Ulster Mainland-Sinclair, Marina Jane

Shetland overlap: 24.5%
Shetland Mainland-Sinclair, Marina Jane

Orkney overlap: 15.0%
Orkney Mainland-Sinclair, Marina Jane

Southern overlap: 12.0%
Southern Mainland-Sinclair, Marina Jane

English overlap: 9.5%
English Mainland-Sinclair, Marina Jane