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January Blue Workshop Details

1.0 CEUs offered for full attendance on Friday and Saturday. No partial CEU credit available.

Language Policy: ASL

Presenter: Wink Smith, Jr.

Workshop Title: Cohesive Devices in ASL

Friday January 26, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday January 27, 2018 8:00am-4:00pm

Location:  225 S. Pleasantburg Drive Greenville SC 29607

A catered lunch will be provided on Saturday.

Cost to attend: $25.00

 

Workshop Description:

Cohesive Devices in ASL

Interpreters do not interpret between words, rather they mediate between conceptual universes (Rojo, 2013). How then do interpreters connect two different thoughts such as a comparison between items and or conditional constructions to name just two? Users of any language accomplish this task with the use of cohesive devices and discourse markers that are language specific. One example are conjunctive devices which are typically lexical items that are inserted to inform the receiver that the following sentence has something to do with the previous. Interpreters must have within their linguistic arsenal these types of devices in order to effectively connect strings of thoughts natively to ease the recipient’s processing. Cohesive devices and discourse markers will be presented in both English and ASL for comparison and practice will ensue to better understand and automate these items in the lexicon.

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Wink Smith, Jr.

Wink, 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 five 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.

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