A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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above Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words41.6 29 58.6 14.7 0 22.4 35.2 20.5
Number of occurrences6351 5 0 1 3 3
Number of authors20 4 1 2 2

Occurrences of above in Corpus

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Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
Bloomed in St Andrews, above the sea. on page 30
he Weakest Link on the screen above, on page 60

3 matches

Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
v been ma name in neon lights above Easter Road. What happened, y on page 19
olk like me never git too far above oor station. Ma dad wisnae mu on page 86
ked-up price. Take the lassie above me, eh? Her young bairn is au on page 143
l" she says. "It's the lassie above yae. Ah hink her boyfriend is on page 145
oot ah'm fuckin stunned. Cos, above the door starin back at me is on page 178

5 matches

Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
shi towers above thi ugly sisters on page 14
above ah ither things. on page 39

2 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
right above ma bed. Cause ah've got tae s on page 77
he had tae get three stitches above his left eye an Harpreet esca on page 119
, Ah don't see a halo floatin above your heid. Ah've never smoked on page 128

3 matches

Docherty, John F. Lallans 81 - Lang Summer Days, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Lallans, prose
, we regret to inform you the above named soldier is missing, pre on page 76

1 matches

Campbell, Robert Lock Doon Poyams, (Independently 2021 ISBN: 979-8742155812) Ulster, poetry
Befaire sunrise above tha fire, on page 40
an juist above tha auld coo path, on page 50

2 matches

Donovan, Anne Not Scotland, (Edinburgh International Book Festival 2010) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ky and lovely mountains risin above the pink and white and yella
1 matches

Logan, Kirsty Lego, (Scots Hoose 2017) Lallans, weans
. The low-hangin ceilin light above us kept shinin off her collar
1 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
in aboot (quotes) ‘punching above their weight on the warld sta
o feelin o the protesters an, above aw, a braid realisation that
2 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015) Southern - Borders, prose
ramblin aboot in th lum close above hur: then, sayin tae hersel â
‘Up above th world ee flie,
2 matches

Bennett, Peter Liberties (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
is helicopter’s flyin aboot above me an ah’m para that it’s
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Just Another Minute, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
, aw stern faced lookin, sits above the door surveyin aw who ente
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Guru an Zander, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
w, an soft, eggshell emulsion above. Impressive stained gless win
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bothy (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ent haze ay vapour that hings above its cauld depth, tethered tae
bounds doon fae its position above an charges me.
2 matches

Bennett, Peter Graftin, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
t staunin there, towerin high above me, high above the throng ay
me, high above the throng ay people scuttlin
he clock oan the Irn-Bru sign above Central Station. Ten past six
3 matches

Bennett, Peter Rude Awakenings (Part one of two), (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Ah’m directly above her, just takin her in; letti
A couple ay flairs above, tae the right haun side ay t
ak through a ribbon ay clouds above us, partially visible through
3 matches

Bennett, Peter TA Hauf an a Hauf, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
sed ay black an grey granite. Above the doorway is the sign Portl
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Park trife, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
The trees creak and twist above us as we stoat intae the park
rey cloud race overheid, high above us, an the wind howls through
2 matches

Grae, Emma Jimmy and his wee darlin Alexa, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
phone. Back when ma pals wur above the groond, it rang aff the h
1 matches

Grae, Emma Dancin wi the Rhona, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
licht—brichter than the wan above the dentist’s chair.
in place to keep the company above water should the ongoing coro
2 matches

Stewart, Anna An Alien Feeling, (Scots Hoose 2019) Lallans, prose
e lead, heading for this glow above the rape. And when we got clo
his wee dust in dots floating above the field, falling doon in a
2 matches

Grae, Emma Billy's Ghost Dug, (liarsleague.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
h sicht o masel in the mirror above the fireplace. If ah dinnae w
1 matches

Strachan, Shane Standing Stone, (northwordsnow.co.uk 2016) Doric, prose
ms and legs spinning. High up above us, the helicopter maks a whi
hes o grass, and the branches above oor heids become fuller and g
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 175, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
player "We've got his Fender above wur fireplace..." an Phil's r
1 matches

Donovan, Anne Buddha Da - Chapter 1 Anne Marie, (Canongate 2009 ISBN: 978-1847673459) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
s prayer beads and waved them above the wean's heid, mutterin som
1 matches

Muir, Glenn Pet-gilante, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
d get his hauns on. He wisnae above robbery wi violence when it c
1 matches

Muir, Glenn Al Fresco, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
ently anytime the speedo went above 40 M.P.H.
1 matches

Geraghty, Martin The Pusher, (TheCommonBreath.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Directly above, in a location sum regard as
1 matches

McKillop, Roger The Builders, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
e, like maist students, wisni above invention, when knowledge fai
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Seven Coins o Kineddart, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
a though wiz her room, it was above the kitchen in a little tower
1 matches

Paterson, Stuart A. Breenge, (Scottish Poetry Library 2016) Lallans, poetry
droukit braes above, I saw
1 matches

McDonald, Hamish The Girnin Gates - Chapter 12, (Itchy Coo 2003) Southern, prose
We fun a bank wae some burras above a wee burn, an Mr Gobbs telt
1 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@_DawnLeslie tweeted in Doric

@fittiecrooners tweeted in Doric

@MartyMacMurtrie tweeted in Lallans

@rosa_alba_macd tweeted in Lallans

@MarkThompStuff tweeted in Ulster

@kennethbryce184 tweeted in Lallans
number one - followed by the above of course (2021) twitter link
demyFC who mentioned the club above - you did ya goosefat roaste (2020) twitter link

@StuartPoet tweeted in Lallans

@RedValkyrie84 tweeted in Shetland

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