Songs, Sermons, and Scriptures: Religious Interpreting Aint Easy!
Bill RossCENTURY 2
"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, figurative and metaphoric language, and the atypical expression of information through songs/hymns, prayers, sermons, and Scripture. Religious terminology is richly layered and often carries multiple meanings as well being habitually over generalized. Participants will discuss their individual religious lexicons and how differing denomination influence sign language choices. During this workshop, the participants will have the opportunity to conceptually interpret religious terminology (i.e., light, grace, bless) into ASL and how to interpret scriptural passages. [This workshop is taught primarily from the Christian/Protestant perspective] "