A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
negativity Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words2.8 3.9 0 0 10.3 0 0
Number of occurrences54 0 0 1 0 0
Number of authors4 3 1

Occurrences of negativity in Corpus

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
s in a few ae they'm mutterin negativity under their breath. on page 176

1 matches

Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
Negativity KIN NIVIR pull on page 29

1 matches

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
- tbh youve popped up wae ur negativity richt in the middle oh 2 peop (2021) twitter link
do i detect a bit of negativity in some of musselburgh athlet (2020) twitter link


@tattooedselkie tweeted
Sam here. I'm no haed muckle negativity fir tweetin in Shetland diale(2021) search twitter