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I Saw The Signs: The Role Of American Sign Language In Preventing Violence Against Deaf Youth, Tolu Ojuola 2020 Liberty University

I Saw The Signs: The Role Of American Sign Language In Preventing Violence Against Deaf Youth, Tolu Ojuola

Senior Honors Theses

The American Deaf community, comprised of approximately 500,000 people, has developed into a sociolinguistic, cultural community with American Sign Language (ASL) at its center. ASL is the autonomous language of Deaf individuals in America complete with its own grammar, orthography, syntax, and morphology. ASL is capable of conveying complex emotions and abstract ideas. However, most deaf children remain unable to express their innermost feelings because they live in homes with hearing parents who do not speak their language. For many deaf children, this is their first experience with isolation, but it is one they will grow familiar with as ...


I See What You're Saying: A Deaf Culture And American Sign Language Awareness Event, Alexis M. Sejnoha 2020 University of South Dakota

I See What You're Saying: A Deaf Culture And American Sign Language Awareness Event, Alexis M. Sejnoha

Honors Thesis

Deaf Culture and American Sign Language are an important part of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community. Most people outside of this community are unaware of these aspects, and remain uneducated about them. This document is an event plan for an educational event about American Sign Language and Deaf Culture, as well as an artist statement explaining the conception and implementation of this plan, and how it was impacted by the Covid 19 pandemic.


Black Asl (American Sign Language), Katrina Thulin 2020 University of Washington Tacoma

Black Asl (American Sign Language), Katrina Thulin

Gender & Sexuality Studies Student Work Collection

Presentation about Black ASL (American Sign Language) including it's origin, evolution, current study, and differences between mainstream ASL and Black ASL.


Sasl Journal, Volume 2, Number 2, 2020 Clemson University

Sasl Journal, Volume 2, Number 2

Society for American Sign Language Journal

No abstract provided.


Sasl Journal, Volume 2, Number 1, 2020 Clemson University

Sasl Journal, Volume 2, Number 1

Society for American Sign Language Journal

No abstract provided.


Sasl Journal, Volume 1, Number 1, 2020 Clemson University

Sasl Journal, Volume 1, Number 1

Society for American Sign Language Journal

No abstract provided.


Deaf Translators: What Are They Thinking?, janis cole ms. 2020 Gallaudet University

Deaf Translators: What Are They Thinking?, Janis Cole Ms.

Journal of Interpretation

The examination of work performed by Deaf translators in creating translations between written texts and signed languages is an emerging area of inquiry in Translation Studies. Deaf people have been performing ad hoc translations within their community for hundreds of years (Adam, Carty & Stone, 2011; Bartley & Stone, 2008). More recently, Deaf translators have begun to work as paid professionals, creating a new subfield of Translation Studies, one that, to date, is largely unexplored. Using qualitative data, this pilot study examines the thought processes of two Deaf individuals in the rendering of an academic text from written English into American Sign Language (ASL). Early analysis suggests four themes shared by the participants: 1) the importance of preparation; 2) the need for contextualization, 3) moving between literal versus free translation; and 4) consideration of the audience. This data shows that Deaf translators rely on linguistic knowledge and prior translation experience in creating and rendering their translations, a finding that in some respects aligns with studies on the processes of hearing translators. In addition to ...


Personal And Professional Ethics: The Impact On Decision-Making In Elementary Education, Danielle R. Kenoyer 2020 Western Oregon University

Personal And Professional Ethics: The Impact On Decision-Making In Elementary Education, Danielle R. Kenoyer

Master's of Arts in Interpreting Studies (MAIS) Action Research

This action research focuses on decision-making regarding professional and personal ethics in a K-12 educational setting for American Sign Language (ASL)/English Interpreters. The data collected for this research is specific to elementary education in a K-12 setting. In the field of interpreting there are professional organizations that present professional guidelines that must be considered in order to uphold best employment practices. Different employers may also have their own code of ethics and guidelines they expect employees to follow. In addition, each interpreter should have their own personal ethics that they carry with them as well. The goal of this ...


Interpreting And Dyslexia, How To Cope, Elaina Snow 2020 Western Oregon University

Interpreting And Dyslexia, How To Cope, Elaina Snow

Master's of Arts in Interpreting Studies (MAIS) Action Research

This action research project is about how Dyslexia influences the physical and cognitive aspects of the interpreting process. Dyslexia is a spectrum and does not influence everyone to the same degree. Therefore, this study will be limited to testing several strategies provided by a variety of interpreters on only one participant, myself, who has Dyslexia. I applied a variety of coping strategies for different cognitive and physical aspects of Dyslexia to my interpreting work. Next, I found a common theme between interpreters that have Dyslexia. Once I figured out a common theme, I picked a few strategies to test and ...


Embracing Vulnerability: Exploring The Need For Strength-Based Interventions To Support The Mental Health Of Sign Language Interpreters, Darcie L. Chin 2019 Western Oregon University

Embracing Vulnerability: Exploring The Need For Strength-Based Interventions To Support The Mental Health Of Sign Language Interpreters, Darcie L. Chin

Master's of Arts in Interpreting Studies (MAIS) Action Research

This action research project focuses on one American Sign Language (ASL)/English interpreter’s mental health journey in the first two years of her professional career over two six-month periods. The aim of this study is to present strength-based interventions that may help support interpreters’ mental health and professional development. A secondary purpose is to reduce stigma by educating the ASL/English interpreting profession and opening a discussion about mental health. Burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma are discussed as some of the complexities of mental health strain that ASL/English interpreters face in the field. Strength-Based Theory and Self-Efficacy ...


Growing Up Deaf In Appalachia: An Oral History Of My Mother, Elizabeth Shelton Tipton 2019 East Tennessee State University

Growing Up Deaf In Appalachia: An Oral History Of My Mother, Elizabeth Shelton Tipton

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study focuses on the life experiences of a rural, Deaf Appalachian woman, Jane Ann Shelton, a second generation Deaf child born to Deaf parents from the communities of Devil’s Fork (Flag Pond, Tennessee) and Shelton Laurel (Madison County, North Carolina). Over two hours of videotaped interviews were interpreted and transcribed, followed by various other communications to describe the life of a rural, Deaf Appalachian woman without a formal high school degree. As an advocate and a political lobbyist in Tennessee during the 1980s and 90s, she was unparalleled by her peers (deaf or hearing) in her efforts to ...


The Seabeck Experience: Deafblind Culture, Communication, And Guiding, Demeter Finch, Kailee Rae Goodrich 2019 Western Oregon University

The Seabeck Experience: Deafblind Culture, Communication, And Guiding, Demeter Finch, Kailee Rae Goodrich

Academic Excellence Showcase Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Disfluent Pausing Effects On Listener Judgments Of An Asl-English Interpretation, Stephen Fitzmaurice, Kim A. Purdy 2019 Clemson University

Disfluent Pausing Effects On Listener Judgments Of An Asl-English Interpretation, Stephen Fitzmaurice, Kim A. Purdy

Stephen Fitzmaurice

Although not all spoken language pauses are purposeful or functional, there is general agreement on the function and appropriate length and placement of pauses in English. Failing to conform to this agreement constitutes a pausing disfluency. In an interpreted environment, pauses do not generally detract from the discourse event, nor do they negatively impact the participants’ perception of one another, as long as the interpreter maintains generally acceptable pausing parameters (Fors, 2011; Heldner & Edlund, 2010; Krivokapi, 2007). Listeners of any communication event invariably form opinions about the speaker’s personality and make judgments about their character and background, forming a favorable or ...


Best Practices For Educational Interpreters In South Carolina, Stephen Fitzmaurice, Karen Chamness, Diane Formhals, Terri Gross, Beth Ann Kluft, Maureen Irons, Susie Spainhour, Anita Steichen-McDaniel, Eric Weber, Sara J. McKay 2019 Clemson University

Best Practices For Educational Interpreters In South Carolina, Stephen Fitzmaurice, Karen Chamness, Diane Formhals, Terri Gross, Beth Ann Kluft, Maureen Irons, Susie Spainhour, Anita Steichen-Mcdaniel, Eric Weber, Sara J. Mckay

Stephen Fitzmaurice

The purpose of this reference is to provide districts, charter schools, and state operated programs with best practices for working with educational interpreters including, but not limited to, roles and responsibilities, code of professional conduct, and suggested credentialing. It is not required by regulation but is simply the most up-to-date recommendation from the field.


South Carolina Educational Interpreting Center Annual Report, Stephen Fitzmaurice 2019 Clemson University

South Carolina Educational Interpreting Center Annual Report, Stephen Fitzmaurice

Stephen Fitzmaurice

Clemson University has partnered with the South Carolina State Department of Education and the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind to open the South Carolina Educational Interpreting Center (SCEIC) at the University Center in Greenville, South Carolina. The SCEIC provides national performance and knowledge assessments, mentoring and educational opportunities for South Carolina Educational Interpreters. This annual report details the SCEIC outputs and outcomes for Educational Interpreters in the state for the 2016- 2017 academic year.


South Carolina Educational Interpreting Center Annual Report, Stephen Fitzmaurice 2019 Clemson University

South Carolina Educational Interpreting Center Annual Report, Stephen Fitzmaurice

Stephen Fitzmaurice

Clemson University and its partners at the South Carolina State Department of Education and the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind manage the South Carolina Educational Interpreting Center (SCEIC) at the University Center in Greenville, South Carolina. The SCEIC provides national performance and knowledge assessments, mentoring and educational opportunities for South Carolina Educational Interpreters. This annual report details the SCEIC outputs and outcomes for Educational Interpreters in the state for the 2017-2018 academic year.


Pronouns In Asl-English Simultaneous Interpretation, David Quinto-Pozos, Kierstin Muroski, Emily Saunders 2019 University of Texas at Austin

Pronouns In Asl-English Simultaneous Interpretation, David Quinto-Pozos, Kierstin Muroski, Emily Saunders

Journal of Interpretation

Pronominal systems across languages mark grammatical categories in different ways, and this can pose challenges for simultaneous interpretation. Pronouns can also be ambiguous, for example, by collapsing distinctions in some forms or by resembling demonstratives. We examine pronouns produced by a Deaf signer of American Sign Language (ASL) within a TEDx talk and how they are interpreted (simultaneously) by an ASL-English interpreter. Pronouns from both languages were coded and scrutinized for semantic correspondence across the two languages. Robust correspondences were found with some personal pronouns, especially first-person forms. However, mismatches across languages, in particular third-person forms and demonstratives, provide evidence ...


Impact Of American Sign Language On Early Development, Haley W. Gilreath 2018 University of North Georgia

Impact Of American Sign Language On Early Development, Haley W. Gilreath

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

Abstract

Exposure to language during prenatal and early post-natal advancement is crucial to cognitive and emotional development. Deaf newborns who are born to hearing parents are deprived of language exposure during these vital months, simply because the parents have not had prior exposure to American Sign Language (ASL) and are unable to introduce even the most elemental signs. Despite the strong campaign to push for awareness of the developmental advantages of ASL on early development, previous studies have been unable to establish credible evidence that fully supports the benefits of exposing all children to the signed language. This is because ...


American Sign Language Interpreters And Their Influence On The Hearing World, Madison Groat 2018 Liberty University

American Sign Language Interpreters And Their Influence On The Hearing World, Madison Groat

Senior Honors Theses

This honors thesis is going to discuss the hearing community’s perception of American Sign Language and by association the hearing community’s perception of the Deaf community. For most of the hearing community their only interaction with American Sign Language is through watching an interpreter perform at their job. They personally have no physical interactions with the language. Even though they have never personally used the language or attempted to interact with the Deaf community they will draw their own conclusions about sign language and the Deaf community. The conclusions that are assumed tend to be incorrect. Early on ...


South Carolina Educational Interpreting Center Annual Report, Stephen Fitzmaurice 2018 Clemson University

South Carolina Educational Interpreting Center Annual Report, Stephen Fitzmaurice

Publications

Clemson University and its partners at the South Carolina State Department of Education and the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind manage the South Carolina Educational Interpreting Center (SCEIC) at the University Center in Greenville, South Carolina. The SCEIC provides national performance and knowledge assessments, mentoring and educational opportunities for South Carolina Educational Interpreters. This annual report details the SCEIC outputs and outcomes for Educational Interpreters in the state for the 2017-2018 academic year.


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