Course Description for English to ASL Sight Translation
English to ASL Sight Translation
Prerequisite: INT 1000, ASL 2150, and ENC 1101
Description: This interactive and practical course introduces sight translation for signed language interpreters as a foundational skill for conveying meaning-based, cross-cultural access to frozen texts. Students will work between American Sign Language (ASL) and English to apply such translation features as cohesion, discourse markers, spatial mapping, involvement strategies, and framing to meaning transfer of source texts. Students will develop self-analysis and peer-analysis techniques for evaluating message equivalence of sight translations. This course emphasizes cultural and linguistic literacy and ethical constraints associated with the translation process.