Interpreting workshops for the weekend of January 23 & 24, 2015 in Houston! For students, certified interpreters and teachers of the Deaf!

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Good News!!! Trix Bruce is coming to Houston, Texas again!

January 23, 2015 Friday 5 pm – 9 pm
Lexical Non-Manual Signals: The “TH” signal
This workshop has a focus on the non-manual “TH” signal. Interpreters will analyze and apply this grammatical marker in various contexts. Video clips and discussion will increase interpreters’ confidence. Contexts include: character development, structures, English idioms, conjunctions, adjectives, and more. (0.4 RID CEUs and DHHS CEUs/BEI CEUs are available)

January 24, 2015 Saturday 9 am – 5 pm
“Face-Painting” with Non-Manual Signals in ASL
Non-manual signals (NMS) in American Sign Language enrich and clarify the meaning of manual signs. Come and learn that art of painting your face with a full spectrum of NMS colors and designs. Non-Manual Signals include: 1) Non-Manual Adverbs 2) Lexical Non-Manual Behaviors 3) Non-Manual Grammatical Markers 4) Emotional States / Evaluative judgments 5) Prosodic Structure 6) Discourse Structure 7) Turn Taking 8) Backchannel Feedback 9) Grammatical “Sound” Markers, and 10) Mouth Movements. This workshop will focus on developing accurate non-manual signals and markers as used in ASL. Demonstrations of each category of facial behaviors and head movements will be shown in context. Practice exercises will be offered. By the end of this workshop, you’ll be an artist! (0.7 RID CEUs and DHHS CEUs/BEI CEUs are available)

January 23, 2015 ~ Friday 8 am – 4 pm
Your own private Mentor! As your mentor, Trix will focus on you, providing individualized feedback and instruction in English/ASL translation and Deaf culture. Under the direction of an expert instructor, your skills will soar! Email her for an appointment. (RID CEUs and DHHS CEUs/BEI CEUs are available)

Homewood Suites by Hilton Houston Northwest Cy-Fair
13110 Wortham Center Drive
Houston, TX 77065

More information:

Flyer Jan 23-24, 2015 Houston, Texas.pdf (522 KB)

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