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Terp Talk : “Navigating Gender and Discourse: The Interpreting Process”

  • Wilson Community College (Room E101) 902 Herring Avenue East Wilson, NC, 27893 United States (map)

Workshop Description: Participants will identify and discuss the similarities and differences of how men and women communicate and understand each other.  Participants will analyze and compare these characteristics as they occur in personal, professional and social settings.  Participants will apply this knowledge of gender and discourse to their work as interpreters


Educational Objectives: Participants will be presented with one or more scenarios and brainstorm how gender and discourse are illustrated.  Participants will reflect on their own past interactions and assess how gender-related adjustments could improve their understanding and use of English and American Sign Language.


Terp Talks are conducted in a roundtable format of dialogue and facilitated learning opportunities.  These sessions are hosted by the Eastern regional committee of NCRID.  Terp Talks address a wide range of topics related to interpreting, Deaf culture, and shared interest to ultimately improve the quality of interpreting services provided to Deaf and Hearing consumers.  These sessions strive to also enhance the camaraderie among professional interpreters, interpreting students, and Deaf and Hearing consumers.