(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CT
Virtual Workshop - Zoom
0.2 Professional Studies
ASLIS is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for a total of 0.2 CEUs at Some Content Knowledge Level.
How can one create classifiers for new concepts? The use and variety of classifiers
How can one create classifiers for new concepts? The use and variety of classifiers go beyond the standard ones taught in ASL curriculae. True fluency in ASL includes the ability to create and incorporate new classifiers that are syntactically correct, and the meaning of such classifiers clearly conveyed in context. Attendees will learn models for classifier creation opportunities and a greater use of classifier opportunities, through group discussion and immersive activities.
At the conclusion of this workshop, the participants will be able to:
1)List and explain the various models for classifier creation opportunities
2) Demonstrate ability to utilize a 3D/Visual linguistic style by accurately incorporating impromptu classifiers in a context that makes linguistic sense to the instructor and other participants.
3)To describe actions and objects without using standard ASL vocabulary or reliance on PSE.
Crom Saunders grew up in Northern California, and graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a M.A. in Creative Writing. In addition to several appearances in full productions, improv events, The Encyclopedia Show, and performing with the ASL Comedy Tour and ASL Slam teams, Crom has his own one-man show, “Cromania!”, which tours internationally. Crom has also interpreted and translated dozens of plays, from children’s theatre to Broadway musicals, including the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and has taught dozens of ASL linguistics and theatrical interpreting workshops across the nation. He currently teaches as Associate Professor and acts as Director of Deaf Studies at the ASL Department of Columbia College, Chicago, teaching both Deaf Studies and ASL-English Interpretation students. Visit his website at thecromsaunders.com
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