Skill Building:ASL to English
Bonnie Faye Gibson-BrydonCentury I
Skills Development Workshop: Voicing
(Bring your phones to tape/record yourselves!)
IMPROVEs your LISTENING/’Watching’ 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 empathic VERNACULAR understanding occurs. WHILE VOICING , what is the role of intuitive and inferential listening? Comprehensive communication – how do we know what we know? Each of the four types of listening, once recognized, play an important part in building awareness beyond understanding the word spoken, and we move into fluent meaning.
As interpreters, we are always reminded listen to the English translation. Brevity is one of the keys to effective interpreting. What tools do we use to enhance our “watching (interpreting) the ASL”? What is the role of intuitive and inferential noticing? What is the ethical practice of including unsaid information? (or was it ‘unsaid’?) Watching the ASL includes so much more than ‘speaking the words’ – yet in our rush to predict – our limited confidence often distorts the implicit message. Additionally, what is our internal response to conflict in intuitive listening when the signed words don’t make sense to our interpretation? These and many more questions will be answered during this workshop.
Within the ‘verbal’ practice of interpreting, there is a ‘mental’ process of analysis. This workshop will address specific tools and techniques in the mental process of listening, especially to your voice while interpreting. How often do you tape yourself voicing? You will in this workshop. The participant will practice implicit “active listening” vs. explicit glossing as well as linear vs. visual listening, time referencing, and directional focus. Forensic listening opens the door to a more comprehensive accurate interpretation of the message. All this - and laughter. Come join us! Bring your questions.
<p><img class="wp-image-1211" style="width: 50px;" src="https://test.tsidconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/youtube.jpg" alt="Youtube"><br><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSoUwNOMgsM&authuser=1">(Link to Workshop Description Video)</a></p>