TRID Workshops with Bill Ross

  • 04 Nov 2016
  • 6:00 PM
  • 05 Nov 2016
  • 6:00 PM
  • Holiday Inn Express 5566 Franklin Pike Cir. Brentwood, TN 37027
Tennessee RID Welcomes Back Bill Ross for 2 Workshops...

1.0 CEUs Available!

Friday 11/4, 6-9PM: Mastery of Meaning

This workshop will address the very heart of interpreting: Meaning. How do we manage the finer shades of meaning, address subtleties found in language and express the unspoken? As interpreters, we determine meaning through a combination of factors such as context, intonation, intent, setting, and other linguistic features. To accurately interpret we must look past the individual words to determine the intended meaning of the speaker. Sometimes our understanding and knowledge of semantic meaning in our first language does not always translate into the ability to render an accurate interpretation in our second language. Often what remains unspoken communicates important
ideas, themes and feelings. Two significant methods used to express the unspoken are implication and inference; we are left to determine meaning when words are not used. This training focuses on our interpretation from English to American Sign Language and how to gain mastery over meaning.

Saturday 11/5, 9AM - 6PM: Incorporating Expansion Techniques in Your Interpreting

The language differences in American Sign Language and spoken English require that interpreters employ various expansion and compression techniques to achieve message equivalency.  Expansion techniques are used in order to make implicit information in the source language more explicit in the target language.  If interpreters are unfamiliar with expansion techniques, the resulting work will demonstrate unnatural
phrasing, incorrect grammatical structures, and errors in production. The goal of this workshop is to expose interpreters to various expansion techniques and apply, through practice 3-4, specified techniques found in American Sign Language.


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