A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
around Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words39.9 39.7 29 185.5 10.3 101.6 0
Number of occurrences7140 11 10 1 9 0
Number of authors27 12 7 4 1 3

Occurrences of around in Corpus

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
hough hud her quickly spinnin around on page 194

1 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
C is for the candy trimmed around the Christmas tree... on page 40

1 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
Pits huv been the wey o life around here; on page 67
r verse, wis probably pit oot around 35 BC, an wir written tae ear on page 101

2 matches

Grae, Emma The Tongue She Speaks, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans, poetry
nd smilin. 'I'm going to come around and have a word with anyone w on page 8
e it difficult to get my head around the few times you did use the on page 25

3 matches

Horsbroch, Dauvit Scots Warks - Uphaud an guidance for screivars, (Scots Language Centre 2015) Lallans, government
abundance of literature based around the Royal Court in Edinburgh on page 15

1 matches

Hershaw, William The Retour O The Grey Airmy, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
ty adaptable, when wolves are around, they’re more vigilant and
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Guru an Zander, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
flair an tables, Daft Punk - Around the World comes oot the stere
1 matches

Grae, Emma Dancin wi the Rhona, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
“The virus tends to peak around this time, if that’s the pr
d to the SCATA centre. It’s around the side of the hospital. The
out this thing that’s going around... the coronavirus. If that
Yes, the virus tends to peak around day ten, but you’re not inf
4 matches

McKillop, Roger The Staff, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
Around yon corner tall,
1 matches

Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
mpong, where he knows his way around, but public transport isn’t
Those resins you’re waving around are making me light-headed.
2 matches

@Seperatist_No1 tweeted
everything a think is buzzing around in ma heid and it just disnae(2020) search twitter
nd it had bunkers all the way around in the kitchen so a had nae s(2020) search twitter
indy, jist fk the games going around messing with it, they can wai(2020) search twitter

@jax6754 tweeted
? ?????????? Huggggggssss all around tae you awe fae Scotland. xxx(2015) search twitter
MarkusFeehily you should hang around fir @NickyByrne Show tae! xxx(2015) search twitter

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
but just remember what goes around comes around - trust me lol (2020) twitter link
nowt - n remember what goes around comes around n thats the good (2020) twitter link
bizzo yesterday - what goes around comes around - massive respe (2021) twitter link
and one of the best defenders around - great to see pixie on the (2020) twitter link
@edinburghpaper what goes around comes around - for downmarke (2020) twitter link
and 7 other occurrences.


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
f fillins. "Who actually goes around speaking like that Robbie She on page 8

1 matches

Goodall, Phyllis J. Lallans 59 - Last May a Braw Wooer, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Doric, newspaper
er. Bit fin they played "Rock Around the Clock", Grandad took Barb on page 94

1 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
down everything that happens, around Hillies and in my life. I've on page 89

1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
e of the cave to be infinite. Around were numbers of eagle like me
1 matches

@DoricPhrases tweeted
an you hear his beating drum, around Garthdee, Rosemount, The Noos(2016) search twitter
us storm twisting and weaving around your thoughts? He is coming…(2016) search twitter
h means when a dog/puppy runs around in an "unsound of mind" manne(2017) search twitter

@cligeey tweeted
The news around Trump is affa What a gypit ch(2020) search twitter

@_DawnLeslie tweeted
erAsprey Aye, Ken fairly gets around! ??(2020) search twitter

@fittiecrooners tweeted
e attendance of 45k & Rangers around 50k whilst Pittodrie is lucky(2017) search twitter


Parkin, Hazel Seven Year O Yule Days, (H and M Parkins 2002 ISBN: 978-0954363505) Orkney, poetry
He bleered around wi beady eye and sniffed the on page 57
Aal around me wis dark and mysterious no on page 72
ight reed roses blooman right around the croon. on page 73
came a frisbee and hid birled around the hall. on page 74

4 matches

Facebook link (Orkney Reevlers 2017) Orkney
the changan light and soonds around me so I thowt wae could mibbe

Towrie, David Wirkin' the Tang - a dialect tale, (Orkneyjar 2010) Orkney, prose
ey gathered coo-scones fae aa around in the summer time an dried t
1 matches

@peediepuss tweeted
e wae bare feet" in the hills around me. It adds so much colour an (2020) twitter link
I'd start wae a sunrise walk around the Ring of Brodgar, and the (2020) twitter link
ondered if it could be turned around(2020) search twitter
@HuwDWilliams Always around for a blether, Huw!(2020) search twitter


@shaetlan_rose tweeted
urning peat) was then carried around the outhouses, ridding the ai(2019) search twitter


Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
around, an A’ve nivver been the sa
e the growthe (vegetation) aw around mei; thaim byous sichts o new
2 matches

@officialAliRed tweeted
I take inspiration from those around me, including yer guid self! (2019) search twitter

@MartyMacMurtrie tweeted
ontrarily, a have been living around doon sooth fir employments, a(2020) search twitter
hat was spoken in Scandinavia around the same period. But(2020) search twitter
re plenty o’ soaps and stuff around us! a can remember when a was(2020) search twitter
h lassie based in Oxfordshire around ‘85/86, she was excited fir (2020) search twitter
n me if there any noise issue around me! But yawnin is new tae me!(2020) search twitter
and 1 other occurrences.

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