Alaska Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Multiple Meanings with Patrick Fischer aka Mr. ShineyHead

  • 16 Feb 2014
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • BP Energy Center


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PRE_REGISTRATION Required by 2/12

Multiple Meanings


Sunday, February 16, 2014

9:00 - noon


Patrick Fischer


Don’t get ‘thrown under the bus!” Don’t “sell yourself short”! Come and learn how English word choices and idioms can influence your interpretation. Does one word equals one sign? NO!  Semantics for an English word changes depending on the context of the sentence.  Students will learn to let go of the source language, to select the right signs to match information delivered, and produce equivalent meaning in the target language.  Learn how to interpret English idioms and more!  Know that you will “ace” your next assignment.

This training will be taught in American Sign Language.  No interpreter will be provided for this workshop.

Pre-Registration Required



Patrick Fischer comes from several generations of fine artists and actors in Europe. He launched his theatrical business in 2005, providing various services to those who want to learn more about theatre through Deaf eyes. When Patrick is not "working" in theatre, he teaches American Sign Language (ASL) and currently is a certified ASLTA (Professional) instructor at Portland Community College under the Sign Language Studies Program and Sign Language Interpretation Program in Portland, OR. Also, Patrick is a Director of Artistic Sign Language at Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, OR.

To know more about Patrick Fischer, check out his website: www.mrshineyhead.com


- LOCATION: BP Energy Center, 900 E. Benson Blvd., Anchorage


- REGISTRATION must be completed on line by February 10th. Go to www.alaskarid.org to register.   Alaska School District employees are registered.



- QUESTIONS: dawson@asdawson.com


- COST:  CEUs AKRID Member  $30.00  

                        CEUs AKRID Non-Member $55.00

                        (membership fee $25.00)


- RID CEUs: 0.3 CEUs Professional Studies are offered for this workshop through the Language Door, an approved RID CMP & ACET sponsor.  No partial credit allowed. Activity # 0264-0214-07                     

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