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Terp-Talks (.15 PS CEUs)

  • Starbucks 3500 Oleander Drive Wilmington, NC, 28403 United States (map)

Workshop Description: What is Linguistic Flexibility? Is language adjustable, pliable, and accommodating? If so, what does this look like for sign language interpreters and how does it influence our work? During this workshop, interpreters will meet to analyze and discuss this idea of flexible bilingualism by delving into the professional article, “Linguistic Flexibility: Success Decoded for K-12 Sign Language Interpreters”. This article explains the need of interpreters in an educational setting to display linguistic competence and flexibility. This concept can be applied to all genres of interpreting and not limited to educational only. Participants will take an in-depth look in what this means in their daily practice. Facilitator: Lindsey Piersall completed her B.S. in Sign Language Interpretation and Spanish from the University of New Mexico in 2006. In 2009 she earned her NIC- Master Certification. In 2010 she graduated with her M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Texas Tech University. Lindsey has done K-12, freelance, international conference interpreting and video relay interpreting, but spends most of her time in post-secondary education interpreting settings. Lindsey loves to travel and currently is a military spouse stationed in Jacksonville, NC.

Earlier Event: October 3
Regional Signs (.2 PS CEUs)
Later Event: October 13
Interpreter Coffee Chat (.15 PS CEUs)