Exercising Xaira

Exercising Xaira with BNC Baby

This section of the web site contains a range of exercises developed by Martin Wynne to show how Xaira can be used to support an introductory course on English grammar, based on the BNC Baby corpus.

  • Section A Unit 1: Concordancer Activities 1-4: Introduction; "fast" concordancing; sorting out "wrap"
  • Section A Unit 2: Concordancer Activities 1-3: Searching for wordclasses; looking for patterns around words; "signs" and "indications"
  • Section A Unit 3: Concordancer Activities 1-3: Exploring the noun phrase; Exploring the verb phrase; Active and passive clauses