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ASL FAUX PAS'

As Interpreting Training Programs have moved away from teaching the formal grammar of ASL, the accuracy of interpretations have faded. Let's take a bit of time to re-evaluate our ASL to figure out where we are following the grammar rules, or unwittingly butchering the language. 

 

THE ETHICS OF AFFECT

The Code of Professional Conduct is our guiding document as interpreters. Interpreters are often worried that expressing Affect remains in conflict with  the CPC. This section addresses how reflecting affect in our interpretations, is completely supported by the CPC and the overall Deaf Community.

 

AFFECT IN ATTIRE

Clothing communicates too! Clothing magnifies or deters from the affect we convey. Sadly one good image search on Google can lead to a clear understanding that interpreters often dress contradictory to the style which supports the intended presentation. This section will analyze the dos and don'ts of an interpreter's attire and will help interpreters create a more effective presentation. 

 

THE DEAF EXPERIENCE

What do the Deaf really experience? What do they see? How does that affect them and what are their perspectives about affect? This is your chance to put yourself in their shoes and really understand what they would prefer and enjoy by becoming HH yourselves. 

 

HUMAN CUES

How do we communicate with our face and body? What do we want to communicate with our face and body? That is the theme of this section of the workshop. This portion of the workshop will help us figure that out.


SPEAKER'S TECHNIQUES

After we see what the research shows, we will analyze some of the most famous faces on film and television, followed by a slew of public speakers and ordinary joes all to figure out what it is our Hearing consumers are conveying with their faces and bodies both intentionally and unintentionally. 

 

AFFECT ACROSS ALL FIELDS

Clearly it's time to PRACTICE! Here we launch into hours and hours of live practice where we attempt to represent the most boring of instructors to the craziest of comedians effectively. This section of the workshop keeps your hands up, your body moving, and your gut hurting from laughter. We will get serious and silly while we tackle the vast array of opportunities to represent affect appropriately in every venue of interpreting including educational, legal, medical, mental health, religious, platform and performance interpreting. These skills can be used every day of our career and in this section of the workshop you will see how and will practice is it live in a safe and silly environment.

Just for fun...

LET THE GAMES BEGIN! 


STEP 1: Can you recognize the differences in these emotions?

 


STEP 2: Can you emulate all the subtlties you see in the faces and in the body language. Give it a try! 

LET'S DIG A LITTLE MORE INTO EMOTIONS


Let's learn more about how we communicate emotions!

 

JOIN US TO FIND OUT MORE!

UNM is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. These Professional Studies programs are offered for the CEU’s listed at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level

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