Keyword: ASL*

Songs, Sermons, and Scriptures: Religious Interpreting Aint Easy!

“Religious or church interpreting is one of the most challenging settings for interpreters. Though frequently minimized, the complex and varied nature of the religious setting requires the interpreter to be competent in navigating all styles of linguistic register. Many of the components of church or religious settings involve challenging language features such as frozen/archaic texts, …

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How to Succeed in (the interpreting) Business Without Even Trying

“One of the most awkward parts of being an interpreter is getting into the nitty gritty of the business side of things. Developing an appropriate rate, contracting, rate negotiation, standard practices, and invoicing are usually not taught in most interpreter preparation programs. During this workshop, we will talk about techniques to develop your own contract, …

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Consecutive Interpreting, Notetaking & Witness Testimony PART 2

“This seminar will define consecutive interpreting and notetaking for use in court and legal settings by example and illustration of spoken language interpreting theory and practice.  The seminar will present evidence from research in the field of sign language interpreting demonstrating the effective ness of the mode.  Participants will engage in intra-language exercises for notetaking …

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Frankenstein’s Monster: Creating a Visual Representation of the Body’s Organ Systems

“This session will be highly interactive. We will begin with a brief knowledge test of human anatomy, given in an IRAT/GRAT format. Next, participants will break up into several small groups and will rotate through a variety of stations, each dedicated to a particular organ system. At each station, participants will review the various parts …

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Essential Criminal Procedure Concepts for Judiciary Interpreters

“A bulk of the court interpreter’s work takes place in criminal contexts. Much criminal law and procedure is governed by constitutional principles as interpreted by the Supreme Court. This course provides an analysis of criminal settings from arrest through trial which are commonly encountered in interpreted settings. The course is non-language specific and can benefit …

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Comfortable in the Uncomfortable

“Sign Language interpreting is not a profession for those who are uncomfortable with change. Interpreting is an ever-developing field that requires its practitioners to change, adapt, and grow. Often, the issue is not the lack of desire to change, rather it is creating lasting change. How do we, as interpreters, know what we should be …

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Skill Based: ASL to English, Listening! Understanding! and Voicing!

“Bring your phones to tape/record yourselves!) IMPROVE your unconscious LISTENING and develop ‘conscious’ approaches! How? Forensic Listening strategies develop the constructive use of expansion skills! As we interpret, we often interpret the explicit information only, leaving the details out. By discovering strengths in ‘noticing differently’ – increased empathic VENACULAR understanding occurs. WHILE VOICING, what is …

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Interpreting Like Deaf People Talk

“This workshop will address features that occur naturally in American Sign Language; features that may not be present in the language of second language learners. The goal of our interpreting is to use language that is most readily understood by all participants. In light of this, we must strive to adapt our interpretations and language …

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