The aim of this book is to show how spoken interaction in general and, ultimately, different types of spoken interaction are structurally and strategically organized. Chapter 1 presents an overview of what is typical of spoken interaction in general. The idea is that this overview should prepare the reader for what is coming in subsequent chapters. Chapter 2 presents the five-level model of analysis, further developed in Chapter 3, giving a detailed description of the main strategies speakers use in conversation. Chapter 4 goes from a description of the structure of conversation in general to a comparison of different types of conversation. In Chapter 5, finally, there is a brief discussion of the link between spoken interaction and grammar. The book is meant to be used as a textbook, section by section and the reader is strongly advised to do the exercises accompanying each section to get a good grasp of the analysis. For those already familiar with this type of analysis, the book can of course be used as a reference book.