December 1, 2017 ~ Friday ~ 9 am – 1 pm
♥ASL Semantics: Precision of Expression in ASL
Semantics is defined as the study of meanings expressed by the elements of a language or a combination of the elements. A concept expressed in an ASL sign often cannot be conveyed by a single all-purpose English word. Likewise, English words and phrases may have variations in meaning, which require translations using different ASL signs. This workshop helps the student advance skills in translating the languages of ASL and English. (0.4 RID CEUs)
♥ Video Clip Example of ASL Semantics: RUN
December 1, 2017 ~ Friday ~ 5 pm – 9 pm
♥Interpreting Biology, Health, and Human Development Information(NEW!)
Interpreting in classes such as anatomy, biology, health, child development and parenting can certainly be a challenge! Developing ASL visualization skills within these topics, this workshop will provide helpful interpreting demonstrations and practice exercises. Find out how scientific concepts expressed in English may be clarified visually and communicated in a timely and efficient manner. Interpreters can apply these visualization skills to many topics, bringing scientific discussions to life in ASL! (0.4 RID CEUs)
December 2, 2017 ~ Saturday ~ 8 am – 5 pm
Medical Interpreting: How can I interpret that? (NEW!)
Through many mentor sessions working with interpreters, I have kept notes to share. It’s amazing to see how interpreters creatively face challenges as they translate from English to ASL. I treasure opportunities to help interpreters improve their visual thinking, which Deaf audiences appreciate. My workshop offers a myriad of ways to make interpreting more visual. We will demonstrate how classifiers may be used most effectively to communicate specific information in medical interpreting situations. Broaden your understanding of visual interpreting techniques regarding anatomical and medical interpreting. Learn more about Deaf Culture. Visual clips, visual aids, analysis, current medical terminology, and outlines will be available. This workshop will focus on providing clear sign language interpretation on medical topics such as surgery, medical equipment, and causes of injury, illness and various conditions. (0.8 RID CEUs)
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh-Cary
Meeting Room: Dogwood
500 Caitboo Avenue
Cary, North Carolina
Limited Seating – Registration Open on a First Come, First Serve basis
BIO: Patricia (Trix) Bruce, from Seattle, Washington, is known nationwide as both a workshop presenter and an American Sign Language performer. Trix’s work has been warmly received everywhere, from local community centers, to state, regional and national conferences, Deaf Way II, interpreter conventions and more. Wildly popular as a teacher of ASL storytelling and ASL interpretation, Trix impresses audiences at all levels of ASL skill, from novices to fluent experts. Trix has been profoundly deaf since she was 6 months old. She went through oral, mainstreaming, deaf classes, and online educational programs. Trix has been involved in the performing arts since 1980. After completing her college program, she became involved with interpreter training. Trix’s main area of study has been ASL Linguistics with a focus on ASL Performance. She has developed a popular website: www.trixbruce.com. Whether writing, creating, improvising or starring in her many productions, Trix’s passion for the dramatic arts shines through.
Friday Morning Workshop Only:
$60 per participant
Friday Evening Workshop Only:
$60 per participant
Saturday Workshop Only:
$125 per participant
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RID CEUs: Trix Bruce is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for all workshops: 0.4 RID CEUs in ASL Semantics, 0.4 RID CEUs in Biology/Health/Human Development and 0.8 RID CEUs in Medical Interpreting at the Little/No to Some Content Knowledge Level.
NOTES: Handouts will be provided. The workshop will be presented in ASL. There will be a Door Prize! For details on refunds, cancellations, and special accommodations policies, please send an email to email@example.com
My workshops benefit participants at all levels. Countless advanced interpreters have let me know that they enjoyed learning updated/new signs that they haven’t seen before, such as regional accents. They also loved it when I explained how to sign messages into ASL, rather than just signing in English word by word. Interpreters appreciate that my workshops are excellent for review as well as for discovering new things that apply within the professional work environment. Students also mentioned that my workshops helped them to understand how to approach their own projects, research, and practice more effectively.
Book Trix Bruce ASL Performances Now! Enliven Your Special Event! Trix Bruce is ASL entertainment extraordinaire! Her nationally-acclaimed presentation skills will inspire members of your organization and community. Trix will amaze and delight Deaf students and larger audiences with her popular and exciting shows! She is available to provide a fun performance show for your school or organization. To see samples of her work, find available times while she is in your town, and further information, visitwww.TrixBruce.com. Please contact Trix (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions you may have.
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