The third Groningen Symposium on Language and Social Interaction (GSLI) will be organized by the University of Groningen, Center for Language and Cognition on January 19 and 20, 2017. The theme of this year’s symposium is ‘Survey Interview Interaction’. The symposium aims to bring together scholars interested in interaction in survey interviews, including interviewer-respondent and virtual agent-respondent interaction. The symposium aims to cover both qualitative and quantitative analysis of survey interview-interactions. The symposium is organized to honor Wil Dijkstra and Hanneke Houtkoop-Steenstra (1950-2002), two Dutch scholars that have studied interviewer-respondent interaction from different perspectives. Wil Dijkstra, with a background in psychology, is the creator of the Sequence Viewer program. This program  allows for systematic coding and analysing of verbal and non-verbal behavior. Hanneke Houtkoop-Steenstra, who unfortunately is no longer with us since 2002,  used CA (conversation analysis), i.e. a qualitative method to study survey interview interactions. In her work the tension between standardized rules and conversational practices play a central role.

We look forward to welcoming you to the third Groningen Symposium on Language and Social Interaction!


The symposium is supported by: