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Continuing Education Units are approved for this conference and are available for a $5.00 processing fee which will be collected at the training site. Checks should be made payable to Boys Town. See the
EIPA Video Conference Workshop Flyer
for more information about this and other trainings.
Oregon School for the Deaf (OSD)
Regional Programs / Best Practices
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Saturday, 12 January 2013
Southern Oregon ESD, Gilbert Creek Center, 1021 NW Highland
Grants Pass, OR 97526
12:00 AM, Friday, 5 October 2012
12:00 AM, Friday, 11 January 2013
Language Clarity Techniques in Discourse: Looking at Language Expansion Features
Kevin Williams, M.S. Faculty at Rochester Institute of Technology and RID CI/CT
Speakers use several different communication techniques to help their listeners follow the logic of the discourse (conversation, teaching, etc) as well as to hone in on key points of the discussion. Like all languages, American Sign Language speakers (and interpreters) use strategies to assist with listener comprehension. In the literature these are frequently referred to as ‘expansion features’ (Lawrence, Finton, Smith, etc). The goal of the training will introduce you to the types of expansions that can be used, as well as when to integrate expansions into your educational interpretations.
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