SociologySOCY143 Conversation Analysis

A working seminar, involving the analysis of actual conversations. Covers fundamental ethical, conceptual, and methodological issues that arise in the collection of conversational data, as well as the skills and techniques of conversation analysis. Given our operating assumption, that talk is a primary means of constructing social identities, there is a heavy thematic emphasis on gender, status, and power in conversation.


Prerequisite(s): SOCY 142 or by permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to juniors and seniors.