A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
negative Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words10 14.6 0 0 30.9 0 0
Number of occurrences1815 0 0 3 0 0
Number of authors14 12 2

Occurrences of negative in Corpus

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McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017 ISBN: 978-1912147014) Lallans, prose
ect Fear' (the Msm's dreichly negative 'coverage' o the Independence on page 138

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Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
negative vibes, these thoughts on page 98

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Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
Business AM's negative view, on page 46

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Donati, Colin Scots A Statement o Principles, (Scots Parliament 2003 ISBN: 978-1-899920-02-1) Lallans, government
ultural attitude chynges frae negative tae positive, the language wi on page 12

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Hodgart, John Scots Language Act: Oor weans hae richt tae see mither tung respectit, (The National 2021) Lallans - North Ayrshire, newspaper
reaction, as I expectit, wis negative, but some wis gey encouragin
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Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
isible things, | wonder - Rh-negative blood type? Cystic fibrosis?
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Widmann, Thomas The State o Denmark, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
cl. asylum seekers) an a mair negative wey tae deal wi the EU.
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@jax6754 tweeted
the opportunity tae turn oor negative intae positivity an however l(2015) search twitter

@IshbelMcF tweeted
ster @d_anderson878 A’m bein negative, mind. Jist, haein seen BSL i(2018) search twitter

@billykayscot tweeted
onlie knappis suddrone in yer negative confession, bot also hes caus(2020) search twitter

@fairpechtoot tweeted
d 'stoater' haein positive or negative connotations dependin oan whe(2018) search twitter

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
nts taken m8 - aye its a bit negative defo - strange views indeed (2020) twitter link
s it no past ur bedtime - mr negative lol (2021) twitter link
win says it awe m8 - far too negative - thank feck fir wee ryan fr (2021) twitter link
nks different - really is so negative imo - ps cheers fir the wee (2021) twitter link


Tait, John M Shaetlan is Daed - Lang live Dialect, (Shetland Dialect Conference 2004 2004) Shetland, prose
ta language is sometimes caad negative prestige. Da best kent exampl
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Facebook link (I Hear Dee 2021) Shetland - Shetland
ronoun alang wi da contracted negative auxiliary:
i a auxiliary inflected wi da negative suffix - (e)n:

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