Charts and tables

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CHARTS

We have chosen a column display for most of the charts displaying the chronological distribution of OED quotations decade by decade (or century by century) on EOED, partly to match the Timelines display on OED Online (you can see the latter by clicking on the Timelines link from the front page of the OED Online website, www.oed.com). Our charts resource Highcharts does not permit the display of values under 50 along the x axis in all column charts (i.e. those with a wide range of values), so for Charts 1, 3, 4, 5, etc, we use a line display.

See Sources of OED data for general information on the origin of the data represented in EOED charts. Further information where relevant is supplied on the respective pages below.

  • Chart 1: Total quotations in OED1/2 1150-1899: Outline of the language
  • Chart 2: Total quotations in OED1/2 1550-1899: Outline of the language
  • Chart 3: Total quotations in OED1/2 & OED Online (Dec 2018) 1150-2020: Outline of the language
  • Chart 4: Total quotations in OED1/2 1150-1499: 1150-1499 in OED1/2
  • Chart 5: Total quotations in OED1/2 & OED Online (Dec 2018) 1150-1499: 1150-1499 in OED3
  • Chart 6: Total quotations in OED1/2 1500-1699: 1500-1699 in OED1/2
  • Chart 7a: Total quotations in OED1/2 1500-1899 by century (columns): 1500-1699 in OED1; Chart 7b: Total quotations in OED1/2 1500-1899 by century (pie): 1800-1929 in OED1
  • Chart 8: Total quotations in OED1/2 & OED Online 1500-1699 (Dec 2018): 1500-1699 in OED3
  • Chart 9: From OED Online ‘Top 1,000 sources’ for 1500-1699 (June 2019): 1500-1699 in OED3
  • Chart 10: Total quotations in OED1/2 1700-1799: 1700-1799 in OED1/2
  • Chart 11: Some major sources in OED1/2 1700-1799: 1700-1799 in OED1/2
  • Chart 12: Total quotations in OED1/2 and OED Online (Dec 2018) 1500-1899 by century: 1700-1899 in OED3
  • Chart 13: Total quotations in OED1/2 & OED Online (Dec 2018) 1700-1799: 1700-1799 in OED3
  • Chart 14: Major sources in OED1/2 and OED Online (Dec 2018) 1700-1799: 1700-1799 in OED3
  • Chart 15: From OED Online ‘Top 1,000 sources’ for 1700-1799 (June 2019): 1700-1799 in OED3
  • Chart 16: Total quotations in OED1/2 1800-1929: 1800-1929 in OED1/2
  • Chart 17: Major 19th-century authors in OED2: 1800-1929 in OED1/2
  • Chart 18: Eventual quotation totals in OED1/2 for 19th-century authors specified in Philological Society’s Proposal: Initial practice
  • Chart 19: Total quotations in OED1/2 & OED Online (Dec 2018) 1800-1929: 1800-1929 in OED3
  • Chart 20: Total quotations in OED1/2 1930-1989: 1930-1989 in OED1/2
  • Chart 21: Total quotations in OED2 & OED Online (Dec 2018) 1930-2009: 1930 onwards in OED3
  • Chart 22: Top quotation sources in OED1/2: Top sources
  • Chart 23: From OED Online ‘Top 1,000 sources’ for 1700-1799 (June 2019), including multi-authored Philosophical Transactions quotations 1700-1799: 1700-1799 in OED3  
  • Chart 24: Top female-authored sources in OED2: Top female sources
  • Chart 25: OED Online changes to OED2’s top female-authored sources as of June 2019: Top female sources
  • Chart 26: Female authors in OED Online’s list of top cited authors and works, December 2010 compared with June 2019: Top female sources
  • Chart 27: Top quotation sources in OED1/2 compared with OED Online as of June 2019: Top sources
  • Chart 28: OED Online’s changes to OED1/2’s top sources as of June 2019: Top sources in OED3
  • Chart 29: Total ADDITIONAL quotations in OED3 (Dec 2018) 1800-1929: 1800-1929 in OED3
  • Chart 30: First quotations in OED2 compared with OED Online (Dec 2018) 1800-1929: 1800-1929 in OED3
  • Chart 31: Major 19th-century authors in OED2 compared with the same authors in OED Online (June 2019): 1800-1929 in OED3
  • Chart 32: Top individually-authored sources in OED Online (June 2019) 1800-1929: 1800-1929 in OED3
  • Chart 33: Top periodicals, journals and newspapers in OED Online (October 2019) 1800-1929: 1800-1929 in OED3
  • Chart 34: Top periodicals, journals and newspapers in OED Online (October 2019) 1800-1929 compared with OED1/2 equivalents over all dates where known: 1800-1929 in OED3
  • Chart 35: Total quotations in OED1/2 1800-1989: 1930-1989 in OED2
  • Chart 36: First quotations in OED1/2 1800-1989: 1930-1989 in OED2
  • Chart 37: Total quotations in OED2 & OED Online (Dec 2018) 1800-2009: 1930 onwards in OED3
  • Chart 38: Total quotations in OED1/2 and OED Online (Dec 2018) 1500-1999 by century: 1930 onwards in OED3
  • Chart 39: Total ADDITIONAL quotations in OED3 (Dec 2018) 1500-1999: 1930 onwards in OED3
  • Chart 40: Total ADDITIONAL quotations in OED3 (Dec 2018) 1930-2009: 1930 onwards in OED3
  • Chart 41: Quotation totals for selected individual 20th-century literary authors in OED: 1930-1989 in OED2
  • Chart 42: Quotation totals for individual authors in OED Online’s ‘top 1,000’ list post-1929 compared with OED2 equivalents where known (June 2020): 1930 onwards in OED3
  • Chart 43: OED3’s changes to OED2 quotation totals, where known, for post-1929 ‘top 1,000’ authors (June 2020): 1930 onwards in OED

TABLES

  • Individual post-1929 authors in OED Online’s list of ‘top 1,000 authors and works quoted in the OED’, June 2020: 1930 onwards in OED3

18th-century Leverhulme study

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