Workshop is designed to assist anyone from the newbie, ITP students, transliterators, interpreters who want to become more “ASL,” to any interpreter who wants to interpret in a manner more as a Deaf person would convey information. Learn how to take a closer look at the work you do, and then how to improve from your current level. We will take a look at some of the most common errors in interpreting, and discuss effective strategies for improving upon them. This is also a beneficial workshop for someone preparing for the BEI, NIC, or EIPA, or for someone wanting to achieve a better score.
The workshop is divided into theory, lecture, demonstrations, and hands-on activities involving both individual and group work, but don’t worry, you will not have to be up in front of anyone!
Strategies, Theories, Concepts, and Topics of Discussion
- Back Translation
- English-to-ASL Expansion Techniques
- ASL Sentence Types
- Levels of Processing (Lexical, Phrasal, Sentential, Contextual/Conceptual
- Processing Time/Interpreting vs. Transliterating
- Constructed Action/Dialogue/Role Shifting/Characterization
- Achieving Dynamic Equivalence
- ASL-to-English (Voicing) Strategies
- Achieving More Dynamic Equivalence in Your Interpreting
Length of Workshop