Theme: ASL Skill Building

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

“Improves your listening strategies! How? Forensic strategies develop the constructive use of passive skills! As we interpret, we often interpret the implicit into explicit information. By discovering strengths in ‘noticing differently’ – increased empathetic VENACULAR understanding occurs. What is the role of intuitive and inferential listening – WHILE VOICING? Comprehensive communication – how do we …

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Mastery Over Meaning

“This workshop will address the very heart of interpreting: Meaning. How do we manage the finer shades of meaning, address subtleties found in language and express the unspoken? As interpreters, we determine meaning through a combination of factors such as context, intonation, intent, setting, and other linguistic features. To accurately interpret we must look past …

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