Greenville, SC 29607-2521
SCEIC Green Workshop
*Must be a registered SCEIC Green Interpreter to attend*
“Stress, you can feel it, but can you see it?”
In all languages, we tend to throw a certain focus on content. Linguist usually calls this stress or profiling. We profile a particular conceptual content as we want to throw prominence on it. It is important for sign language interpreters to see this and be able to interpret it accurately into ASL but also to English. Additionally, determining when a word or phrase is getting particular attention from the source, the interpreter needs to determine the correct strategies to structure the sentence so that the concepts being stressed in one language can receive adequate attention in the target language. In this hands-on, but guided, workshop participants will explore how stress and intonation are used in ASL and come up with strategies to “sound” more native, or in other words to sound like you are the speaker rather than reading or monotoned.
Wink, NIC Master, enjoys researching and creating various workshops that focus on skill building through deliberate practice, which he wrote about in the RID Views, Winter 2012 issue. Presenting workshops the last five years at national conferences (NAD, RID, Silent Weekend) regional conferences (RID I, II, III, IV, V), state conferences, and local workshops across the nation has given Wink experiences to enhance applications for interpreters of all levels. Wink is widely noted for the comfortable atmosphere he creates and the passion he exudes. Currently Wink travels full time performing, presenting workshops, and managing Winkshop, Inc, through which he has developed a dozen training DVDs. A fun fact: in 2016 alone, Wink traveled professionally enough miles to circle the earth over three times.