LAST CALL for October workshops in Yuma

If you’ve been planning to register for the workshops I’m presenting in Yuma, you need to register today so they don’t get canceled. Vague Language is Oct 1st and Genre Recognition is October 2nd. Both workshops will be held at the Southwest Regional Co-op, 1047 S 4th Ave Yuma AZ 85364. Saturday is 9a-4p and Saturday is 8a–3p, both with a one–hour lunch break. I hope to see people from both California and Arizona since Yuma is on the state line. Please pass the word so these workshops are a successful venture for the sponsor, Arizona RID, and reach the greatest number of people possible.

Please register right now.

Daniel is a very dynamic presenter!

Daniel Greene, BA, CI & CT, NIC Master, has been brought out to present his Vague Language (VL) workshop in Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Hawaii, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. He has presented on VL locally as well as at state and national conferences. Nationally known for his feature article “Just What They Said: Interpreting Intentionally Vague Language” in the RID Views Spring 2011 edition, Daniel is furthering his research of vague language in the Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies program through Western Oregon University.

Loved, loved, loved Daniel’s passion for his work and wanting colleagues to improve and expand knowledge.

Daniel’s Genre Recognition workshop has been well received at the local, state, and national level. In addition to presenting several times at the Desert Valleys Regional Cooperative, he also presented on Genre Recognition at the Arizona RID State Conference in Phoenix, Arizona and at the RID Region V Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Daniel is an active member of the Conference of Interpreter Trainers and loved attending the 2006 conference in San Diego and the 2010 conference in San Antonio.

I really enjoyed this workshop and how Daniel presented it. I feel like I learned a lot on the topic and that it will help me in my interpreting. I loved the open participation.

Workshops Descriptions

Just What They Said: Interpreting Intentionally Vague Language
As Interpreters, we tend to be very direct about delivering the message, but what if our consumers intend to “beat around the bush”? How do you interpret such messages without being blunt? Participants will study and explore the use of vague language (VL) in both English and ASL, the communicative purposes of VL, the importance of retaining ambiguity when conveying vague messages from one language to another, the benefits of leaving language vague instead of interrupting to request clarification, and specific strategies for conveying VL in both ASL and English. As a result of deeper interpreting studies, this workshop is constantly evolving, discovering increasingly unique and intriguing perspectives on sociolinguistic interpreting models and ethics.
Knowing What They’re Going To Say Before They Say It: Using Genre Recognition To Improve Predictive Skills
Ever miss a joke while interpreting or realize that a story was a cautionary tale only after the fact? We interpreters can become so focused on the words that we miss the point. An interpreter who grasps the speaker’s goal and the “type” of story that is being told or the “kind” of conversation that is taking place has a better shot at delivering a cohesive message. This workshop introduces attendees to genre theory and teaches the skill of genre recognition. Attendees will be guided in the recognition of generic elements of discourse and will be empowered to enhance their predictive skills, thus increasing their self-confidence and composure while improving the accuracy and effectiveness of their interpretations.

Author: Daniel Greene

I facilitate communication between Deaf and hearing people, and I teach people American Sign Language (ASL) and interpreting. Apart from doing the work I love, my greatest joys are family & friends, entertainment, food, photography, and travel.

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