Saturday, 3 April 2010
New England Deaf Studies Conference
Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill MA
A review of lessons Deaf people have taught ASL interpreters and others, which sign language interpreters can now use to challenge/educate spoken language interpreters. Deaf people have the opportunity to be role models and allies to people from other linguistic minority groups – even those who use spoken languages….
- Participants will recognize attitudes toward criticizing interpreters.
- Participants will be able to distinguish different types of challenges for interpreters.
- On the basis of objectives 1 & 2, participants will be able to classify themselves in terms of standard identity development models.
- Participants will compare their levels of identity development with the observable empowerment behavior (in interpreted interaction) of users of minority spoken languages.
- Participants will evaluate and score the proposal of the presenter that the Deaf Community’s history of criticizing sign language interpreters presents a challenge to interpreters of spoken languages, too.
- Participants will analyze the potential of the Deaf Community becoming role models to other minority language communities.