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Intralingual language development
Patrie, Consecutive Interpreting from English
Unit 1 (pp. 29–42) Required
This two-page handout taxonomizes four types of spoken English cohesion and transitional devices: additive, adversative, causal, and sequential transitions. Helpful in organizing mind/discoursal maps.
Word Power in 15 Minutes a Day Highly Recommended
Look-Pause-Nod (Napier, Carmichael, & Wiltshire) Recommended
(pp. 36 – 38.) This is chapter 2 in Hauser (2008) Deaf Professionals and Designated Interpreters by Napier, Carmichael, & Wiltshire. Among important points like engagement via eye contact and attention, the conclusion of this paper reiterates the importance of appropriate and mature source language choices.
Intralingual prowess cuts both ways: interpreters need to now how to pick the right words, but also be able to render equivalent ASL. Disappointing to see his strategy of ”When lost in a minefield of jargon, the rule is ‘Spell, and you’re out of there,’ though.
(Update 15 Jan 2014: There is a fairly spirited discussion about this article on RID’s Facebook page; you’ll need to search for the shared link to the WSJ article; sign-in probably required.)
“Thirsty for a hot take, Bae?” Great article that takes a proverbial pulse on how new additions — at least in 2014 — to the English lexicon are created, last, and/or die. Get the 2015 version here.
Language-focused activities aimed at reviewing and consolidating vocabualary from an end-of-the-year quiz
This is link to ‘language’-related links at the course delicious.com site. This references concepts from Chapter 7 of Stewart, Schein, & Cartwright (2004); you’ll find references to language production, planning, and cultural issues in these links. Feel free to share others on your blog or in class.