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!

“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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Mastery Of 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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