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The goal of this research is the quantitative analysis of dictionaries and transit of the Russian poetic language in time from poet to poet and in space from country to country.

In a first step statistical analysis is applied to quantify the number of all tokens, single tokens and lexemes in the dictionaries of Russian poets of the 18th-20th centuries. From the «Dictionary of Russian poetic language in the 20th century» (Institute of the Russian Language of the Russian Academy of Science) and the dictionaries of poets of the 19th century dependencies between the size of vocabulary and number of all tokens are found.

For poets from the 18th and 19th centuries, based on a new version of the Russian poetic body, dependencies between the number of all tokens and the age of a poet are established.

It is shown how the transit of vocabulary from poet to poet can be observed quantitatively (statistically) and qualitatively (philologically).

In a second step for four groups of contemporary Russian language poets from different countries the works of the last years are collected and the transit of their language is sketched based on the foregoing results. These four groups have been chosen by an independent jury.

A comparative analysis of the language usage of 21th century Russian language poets living in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan is foreseen.

Key words

Quantitative analysis, dictionary, language, transit, lexicometry, statistical linguistics, vocabulary, all tokens, token, type, lexeme, modern Russian poets of the XXI century.