Course Description for ASL Expansion and Compression Technique
ASL Expansion and Compression Technique
Prerequisite: INT 6276
Description: In this course, students will continue development of ASL and English translation and interpretation skills with a focus on appropriate ASL expansions and compressions. They will participate in active discussion of articles regarding standard practices, appropriate working conditions, and the argument that meaning is co-constructed by the participants in a communication event, including the interpreter, rather than being carried in the words/signs of a discourse. Students will master the use of advanced linguistic features including contextualization, register variation, and proper intonation in ASL and English.