Recorded 16th December 2013 at Loughborough’s Conversation Analysis Day. The theme for that years meeting was “Conversational Structures and Sequences”. Richard’s invited talk documents the sounds that occur in conversation and maps the actions where those sounds are implicated. He looks at sounds such as clicks and how they mark incipient speech, do word searches, and manage aspects of sequence. Richard also discusses the boundaries of linguistics, and at periphery how conversation shapes language in ways that conventional linguistics has not explored.