The aim of the "Conversation Analysis and Sociological Theory" symposium is to explicitly examine the linkages of multiple types of social and sociological theory with empirical interaction research, by investigating themes such as: the bearing of power, gender, institutions, culture, and other interaction-exogeneous features of context to the analysis of social interaction, the relevance of automatic behaviours and basic human needs for the unfolding of interaction, and the consequences of conceiving conversational turn-exchanges as dynamic systems vs.

rituals. Leading international researchers in empirical interaction research and social/sociological theory are brought together to advance the frontiers of knowledge on such matters, critiquing and re-evaluating older positions and elaborating new perspectives on core questions about the nature of human interaction.

The symposium is organized as part of the Faculty of Social Sciences.....