Building ASL Interpreting and Translation Skills Narratives for Practice

ISBN-10: 0205470254
ISBN-13: 9780205470259
Edition: 2009
Authors: Nanci A. Scheetz
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Description: Written in a workbook fashion andnbsp;designed as a teaching / learning vehicle,Building ASL Interpreting and Translation Skillsnbsp;is for students taking courses in American Sign Language (levels I, II or III),nbsp;as well as students enrolled in  More...

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Book details

List price: $112.20
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/14/2008
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 360
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Written in a workbook fashion andnbsp;designed as a teaching / learning vehicle,Building ASL Interpreting and Translation Skillsnbsp;is for students taking courses in American Sign Language (levels I, II or III),nbsp;as well as students enrolled in interpreting programs.nbsp; The written English narratives are designed for translation, interpreting and transliterating with over 80 examples on the companion DVD signed by both native Deaf individuals and nationally certified interpreters. nbsp; The book is divided into four parts. Part I: The first part of the text consists of 24 chapters that provide readers with an overview of a variety of ASL grammatical features.nbsp; Each chapter includes an example glossed into ASL to provide students with a model for translation, each of which are signed on the accompanying DVD, followed bynbsp;narratives for student practice that gradually increase in length and difficulty.nbsp; Part II: The second part of the text consists of 20 chapters covering additional grammatical features.nbsp; The selections become increasingly longer in length.nbsp; Selections in the first several chapters of Part II are also signed by a Deaf individual on the companion DVD.nbsp; As the selections become longer, a nationally certified interpreter interprets selected narratives modeling the ASL principle described in the chapter.nbsp; Part III: The third part of the text is devoted to exercises that focus on building automaticity when confronting multiple meaning words, idioms, and college level vocabulary.nbsp; These selections are longer in length and are designed to provide interpreters with source material that covers a wide variety of topics.nbsp;nbsp; Part IV: The fourth part of the textnbsp;includes narratives, lectures, and passages from texts that might be read in a high school or college class.nbsp;

Preface
Transcription Symbols
Selections for Beginning ASL Students
Pronouns, Locations, and Use of Sign Space
Example 1.0
Mary Lives in New York
Toms Learning ASL
Fingerspell that Again
Susan Attends School
A Teacher at the Residential School
My Father
The French Teacher
The Elementary School
Learning Sign Language
What Does It Mean?
Free Expressive Practice
Directional Verbs
The Teacher Helps Out
Please Help Me
Sending a Box to California
Finding the Restroom
Bring Chairs to the Table
Locating the Gold Paper
Meet Monique
Where is the Office?
The Lady in the Cafeteria
Jasons Sign Language Class
Free Expressive Practice
Descriptive Adjectives

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