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12 October 2019

Event Type: 
ASL Social
NWDTL (Northwest Deaf Travel League)
Saturday, October 12, 2019
12:00pm - 5:00pm

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Event Type: 
ASL Head Movements: Critical Features in Interpretation workshop at WOU
Saturday, October 12, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Workshop Title:
ASL Head Movements – Critical Features in Interpretation

Presenters: Dr. Keith Cagle and Sharon Lott, MS, MA

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Time: 6-8 PM

Western Oregon University
Richard Woodcock Education Center (RWEC)
Room 101
345 Monmouth Ave N
Monmouth OR 97361

$25.00/per person

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Refund Policy
The workshop registration purchase are non-transferable. The registration fees will not be refundable after October 4, 2019. Refund requests must be submitted in writing before October 4, 2019. Please note: We will assess a $20 administrative fee for any refund processed.

Free Parking
Parking Lot "O"

Workshop description:
The presenters will discuss head movements and their vital grammatical and discourse functions in American Sign Language. The study is based on their teaching experiences with ASL and interpretation students and their studies with the ASL signers in videotapes.

It is recognized that head position or movement might not be taught adequately in ASL and interpretation classes. The presenters noticed when they watch interpreters doing interpretations that some of them lacked head movement for fingerspelling, certain words, grammatical markers, and discourse markers. Without head movements, it was sometimes hard to comprehend what the speakers were saying through the interpreters.

Head movements are critical features in interpretation. Head movements use patterns of rhythms, stress, and intonation in a language. They are analogous to the use of punctuation, such as commas, semicolons, and spaces between sentences and paragraphs. The authors will discuss different examples of head movements for certain words, fingerspelling, grammatical features such as affirmative, negation, adjective, adverb and question markers, discourse markers such as turn-taking, listing, buoys and cohesiveness, and listener’s or backchannel feedback. They also will discuss findings about head movements and their functions from their studies of three ASL signers in the videotapes: Edward Miner Gallaudet in The Preservation of Sign Language by George W. Veditz; MJ Bienvenu in An Introduction to American Deaf Culture; and Keith Cagle in The ASLTA Evaluation and Certification System.

The presenters will discuss some strategies for use in ASL and interpretation classes, which will include teaching head movement for ASL and interpretation students to improve their ASL expressive skills, and how to recognize head movements for improving their sign-to-voice interpreting in their future interpretation jobs.

Education Objectives:
-Participants will identify several important functions of head movements in ASL.
-Participants will describe several components of head movements with examples.
-Participants will list several strategies to improve their ASL expressive skills with head movements, and to improve their sign-to-voice interpreting.

Diversity Statement
In support of the University Diversity Statement, the Regional Resource Center on Deafness (RRCD) and the ASL Silent Weekend believes that we have an obligation to create an inclusive environment that embraces social justice and acknowledges diversity as more than the presence of human difference(s). On campus, we must establish our community as one which empowers visitors, students, faculty and staff.

An inclusive environment:
is one in which each individual feels that they matter to the community (as a whole).

Social justice:
is an ongoing and collaborative process which addresses the multiple levels of inequality in our society.

Accommodation Statement
If you have a disability that may require some accommodation in order to participate in a Western Oregon University activity, please notify the Office of Disability Services at 503-838-8250 or ods@wou.edu at least 72 hours in advance.

CEU Statement
This Professional Studies program is approved for ­­­­0.2 CEUs by Oregon Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities.

Chad A. Ludwig, MSW, ADAC, DI

Western Oregon University
345 Monmouth Ave N
Monmouth, OR 97361