Conversation Analysis

The CA Working Group continues to foster the growing community of conversation analytic scholars through a facilitation of scholarly exchange between faculty and graduate students within the Department. We are proud of our relations with other Sociology Working Groups and with the broader UCLA community. Our working group continues to attract language and social interaction scholars from a range of allied departments and centers at the University. 

Our primary goal is to establish and strengthen ties between graduate students and faculty working in our field within the Department of Sociology.  At present the CA faculty have a range of courses and data analysis seminars detailing the substance and methodology of conversation analysis. The working group is distinctive in providing a forum in which students can try out ideas for potential publications, showcase their own data sets, and test run relatively developed papers for conferences and symposia.  Correspondingly, the working group provides students and faculty with an opportunity to witness and provide critical feedback on works in progress by faculty and other scholars.  


Upcoming Spring 2017 Speakers

Thursday, April 20th:

Alexa Hepburn

Research Professor, Rutgers University
5:00-6:30pm, Haines 279

Additional Events TBA

This Year's Past Speakers


Lucas Seuren

PhD Candidate, Center for Language and Cognition, University of Groningen



Professor, Department of Communication, University of New Hampshire



PhD Student, Department of Sociology, UCLA


Professor Emerita, SUNY Albany


Mark Dingemanse

Research Staff, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics


Mika Ishino-Takai

PhD Candidate, Osaka University


Nan Wang

PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, UCLA