Alaska Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Patrick Fischer in Juneau April 19 2015!

  • 19 Apr 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SAIL, 3225 Hospital Drive #300, Juneau, Alaska


  • ASL Student

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Patrick Fischer will conduct two workshops in Juneau on April 19, 2015.  "ASL Expansion in ASL Storytelling" and "Multiple Meanings"

These workshops will be conducted in American Sign Language

Sunday Morning, April 19, 2015 9:00 - 12:30am

“ASL Expansion Applied in ASL Storytelling”
The techniques of ASL Expansion that have been identified in ASL: Contrasting; Faceting; Reiterating; Utilizing 3D Spaces; Explaining by Examples; Couching & Nesting; and Describe Then Do, and are commonly used in ASL conversations and ASL storytelling. Through the use of video examples and PowerPoint Presentation, this workshop will provide examples and analysis of each technique. Participants will practice identifying and incorporating each technique into their own storytelling. Participants will create an ASL story from an English text that will incorporate ASL Expansion techniques. This workshop is offered to participants with an advanced level of ASL proficiency.

Sunday Afternoon, April 19, 2015 1:30 - 4:30pm

“Multiple Meanings"
Does one word equals one sign? NO. The semantics for one English word changes depending on the context of the sentences. Come join this fun and interactive training to select the right signs to match information and avoid using the wrong sign which causes confusion and misunderstanding. Example: My nose is running vs Jane is running for office. The sign for running is different for both sentences. This is one of the most misused and misunderstood parts of our ASL. Participants will learn and practice over 50 vocabulary terms that have multiple meanings and be shown how to translate them into ASL. The instructor will start with the basics and then build on that foundation to understand new concepts. This workshop is offered to participants with varying levels of ASL.

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