Simultaneous Interpreting: Congress Avenue Bridge (English to ASL)

Developed by ASL Flurry 

Competencies Addressed:

  • message coherence
  • spatial structuring/discourse mapping
  • depiction in ASL
  • Use of Classifiers
    • semantic classifiers (Taylor, 2017: 4.2)
    • descriptive classifiers (Taylor, 2017: 4.3)
    • locative classifiers (Taylor, 2017: 4.4)
    • body and body part classifiers (Taylor, 2017: 4.5)
    • instrument and tool classifiers (Taylor, 2017: 4.6)
  • Use of Space
    • Use referencing accurately when the referent is not present (Taylor, 2017: 5.2)
    • Use accurate spatial agreement (Taylor, 2017: 5.4)
    • Restructure space accurately (Taylor, 2017: 5.5)
    • […]

By |2018-12-04T17:54:26+00:00December 4th, 2018|Depiction, Discourse Mapping, Message Coherence|Comments Off on Simultaneous Interpreting: Congress Avenue Bridge (English to ASL)

Consecutive Interpreting an Explanatory text – “Experiences with Interpreters”

A black woman wearing grey long-sleeve shirt holders her hands up with palms facing toward her face ready to signDeveloped by Doug Bowen-Bailey

Competencies Addressed:  Production: English discourse; Comprehension: ASL discourse

Time Required for Activity: 20 mins

Objective: 

To consecutively interpret a video text explaining about one person’s experiences working with interpreters.

In this video, Nyla explains her various experiences working with interpreters.

This […]

By |2018-10-20T01:18:50+00:00July 30th, 2018|Activity, Discourse Mapping, Message Coherence|Comments Off on Consecutive Interpreting an Explanatory text – “Experiences with Interpreters”

Discourse Mapping an Explanatory text – “Experiences with Interpreters”

A black woman wearing grey long-sleeve shirt holders her hands up with palms facing toward her face ready to signDeveloped by Doug Bowen-Bailey

Competencies Addressed:  Discourse mapping; Comprehension: ASL discourse

Time Required for Activity: 40 mins

Objective: 

To create a discourse map of a video text explaining about one person’s experiences working with interpreters.

In this video, Nyla explains her various experiences working with interpreters.

By |2018-10-20T01:18:50+00:00July 30th, 2018|Activity, Discourse Mapping, Message Coherence|Comments Off on Discourse Mapping an Explanatory text – “Experiences with Interpreters”

Discourse Mapping a Procedural text – “How to Cook with Cast Iron”

Developed by Mark Halley

Competencies Addressed:  Discourse mapping; Comprehension: English discourse

Time Required for Activity: 60 mins

Objective: 

To create a discourse map of a video text explaining how to clean and cook with cast iron skillets.

In this video, a narrator from YouTube cooking channel Tasty explains how to clean and cook with cast iron skillets.

The activity in this post is based on:

Winston, E.A. & Monikowski, C.M. “Discourse Mapping: Developing Textual Coherence […]

By |2018-10-20T01:18:50+00:00July 19th, 2018|Activity, Discourse Mapping, Message Coherence|Comments Off on Discourse Mapping a Procedural text – “How to Cook with Cast Iron”

Practice Message Coherence with Consecutive Interpreting in “What’s The Best Age To Learn A Second Language?”

Developed by Mark Halley

Competencies Addressed:

  • Message coherence
  • Consecutive interpreting
  • Discourse mapping
  • Use of Space

Time Required for Activity: 30 mins

Objective: 

To practice spatial structuring in an ASL text.To improve message coherence when interpreting a fast and challenging English text into American Sign Language.

In this video, Dr. Sapna Parikh discusses the process of language acquisition, focusing on second language acquisition […]

By |2018-10-20T01:18:50+00:00July 17th, 2018|Discourse Mapping, Message Coherence|Comments Off on Practice Message Coherence with Consecutive Interpreting in “What’s The Best Age To Learn A Second Language?”

Learning about Message Coherence in “Riddle_Short bio”

Developed by Mark Halley

Competencies Addressed: Message Coherence

Time Required for Activity: 15 mins

Objective: To learn about message coherence from an ASL text.

In this short video, Ms. Wanda Riddle, an American Sign Language researcher and educator, introduces herself.

Prediction

You will watch a video in which Ms. Wanda Riddle, a faculty member in the Department of American Sign Language […]

By |2018-10-20T18:48:42+00:00March 27th, 2018|Discourse Mapping, Message Coherence|Comments Off on Learning about Message Coherence in “Riddle_Short bio”

Identifying Spatial Structuring in “MJ Bienvenu ASL Bio”

In this video, Dr. MJ Bienvenu introduces herself in ASL.

Activity developed by Mark Halley

Competencies Addressed:  Spatial structuring and message coherence

Time Required for Activity: 20 mins

Objective(s): To identify spatial structuring in an ASL text.

Prediction

Dr. MJ Bienvenu introduces herself in this video and talks about her background as a professor in the ASL and Deaf Studies Department at Gallaudet University.  Take a […]

By |2018-10-20T20:26:45+00:00September 20th, 2017|Discourse Mapping|Comments Off on Identifying Spatial Structuring in “MJ Bienvenu ASL Bio”