How to show and tell: Parsing, a new interpreter model


How to show and tell: Parsing, a new interpreter model

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Interactive Online Correspondence Winkshop

2 hours per module = 1.0 CEUs (PS)
Self Paced

Location: Your Home!
Course is asynchronous
By: Wink, NIC Master
Workshops Presented in ASL

How to show and tell: Parsing, a new interpreter model

Parsing is an innovative tool that gives interpreters and students a deliberate practice model to enhance their work. It forces users to break English form and to think critically about ASL when generating options for rendering an interpreted message in ASL.

Sign language interpreters seek message equivalency. The interpreter education landscape has historically focused on language acquisition, interpreting models, and other tools to assist second language users to become familiar with ASL grammar and provide techniques to provide message equivalency (Cokely, 1984. Lee, 1992). These sets of theoretical directions leave the user to make decisions without an explicit guide. The goal is to break the source message from its form and reconstruct the target message within the constraints of its linguistic system...but how?

When presented with a flowchart of guided questions, participants discover more effective and reproducible results in message comprehension and translation of the target language. This is parsing: to separate out and compartmentalize the message in order to unpack, understand, and practice English-to-ASL interpreting with detailed steps that utilize the interpreter’s abilities and knowledge of both languages.

This workshop will instruct participants on how to parse written English texts using a flowchart which will guide comprehension of the English text (and detachment from it) and provide structured choices for the target text. This deliberate practice provides the key to creating an internal framework for processed interpretation. With continued use and internalization of the process, participants will produce live work with more awareness and intentional choices for creating equivalent messages. *Presented in ASL*

Course Setup

Participants will have access to all of the modules on a webpage (link will be submitted automatically after registration). You can review all of the modules before submitting your work, or work module by module, the choice is yours. You will see some modules suggest to hold off from completion until you have received feedback from previous modules.

Wink will assess your submitted homework and provide feedback on your work. Wink also will be available for a Skype session if needed to explain certain aspects and concepts.

Educational Objectives:

  • Define at least 3 linguistic features that are depictive

  • Demonstrate 3 depictive entities at the same time using partitioning

  • Define how the parsing wheel is used in deliberate practice 

Wink is an Approved RID Sponsor for continuing education activities. This professional studies program is offered for 1.0 CEUs at the Little to None prior knowledge content level.

Target Audience: Those who would like to practice their English to ASL translation.

No Cancellations, contact us if unexpected situations occur and we will try our best to work with you.

Reasonable accommodation requests may be submitted by responding to your welcome email sent to you at sign up.

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Wink, MA, MBA, NIC Master, enjoys researching and creating various workshops that focus on skill building through deliberate practice, which he wrote about in the RID Views, Winter 2012 issue. Presenting workshops the last ten years at national conferences (NAD, RID, Silent Weekend) regional conferences (RID I, II, III, IV, V), state conferences, and local workshops across the nation has given Wink experiences to enhance applications for interpreters of all levels. Wink is widely noted for the comfortable atmosphere he creates and the passion he exudes. Currently Wink travels full time performing, presenting workshops, and managing Winkshop, Inc, through which he has developed a dozen training DVDs. A fun fact: in 2016 alone, Wink traveled professionally enough miles to circle the earth over three times.