Frozen texts are often troubling for interpreters. Coupled with the complexity of the legal system, frozen texts such as the Miranda Warning can be an intimidating task to tackle in ASL. This DVD provides a guided look at construction of a culturally rich, conceptually accurate rendering of the Miranda Warning. By exploring the history of the warning, the disparities in culture, and the linguistic considerations, this DVD will provide a framework whereby sign language interpreters of all levels can gain confidence in developing an effective interpretation appropriate for use in the criminal justice system.
Interpreting Skills Development
This DVD will teach you how to identify the different types of classifiers and how to use them appropriately. It will introduce you to terms like “perimeter morpheme,” “movement roots,” and “classifier predicates” to give you tools to discuss your work. This DVD details classifiers in a scaffold approach that allows you to learn about this imperfect linguistic aspect of ASL in a manner that is fun, thought provoking and allows for creativity. There are 200 additional minutes worth of practice content. CUEs can be earned.
This DVD is meant to improve both receptive and expressive fingerspelling skills through 15 lesson plans presenting 532 words of receptive and expressive practice. There are three games which can be played in one, two and team player modes. There is an additional 160 minutes worth of practice content. CEUs can be earned.
Dr. Byron Bridges discusses tactics used in American Sign Language to give directions, which will assist in the development of topography skills. Mainly targeted are interpreters to help develop skills to interpret directions accurately both expressively and receptively. Both a quiz and a game are included to see if the concepts were learned accurately. CEUs can be earned.
This DVD explores personal ethics and how these impact compliance to the interpreter's professional code of ethics. Paula D. Browning introduces the tenets of the Code in conjunction with interpreting scenarios. Discussion and questions help identify which tenet of the code interpreters are most apt to use in conflicting situations and help blend them in an effective display of ethical professional behavior in interpreting work. CEUs may be earned.
In this 80-minute presentation, Holly Mikkelson provides an in-depth explanation of the US criminal justice system. Topics include state and federal courts, types of crimes, pre-trial proceedings, jury selection, opening statements, types of evidence, direct and cross examination, objections, closing arguments, jury instructions, verdict, sentencing, and appeals. The accompanying booklet also includes a municipal court advisement of rights, a list of criminal law motions, a list of objections, and a list of commonly mistranslated legal terms.
Maureen Longo Tuccelli, CI, Instructor, demonstrates and explains the signs used for the responses and prayers during a Catholic Mass. This DVD is mainly intended for the instruction of interpreters to help prepare them for interpreting the Catholic Mass. *There is a 3-minute news story/advertisement for Silent Weekend at the beginning of the presentation.
Marietta Patchin presents an explanation of and a demonstration on how to sign many English words and idioms into conceptually accurate American Sign Language. At the end of the video, she presents some ASL idioms and their meaning, then gives some tips for developing conceptual accuracy in signing.
Taking and giving feedback can be stressful. Using humor, Maureen Longo Tuccelli gives advice that can benefit students and new practitioners, as well as seasoned professionals. Filmed in a workshop atmosphere items taught are how to provide a safe learning environment, make a meaningful handout, create an exponential learning venue, and establish a non-threatening approach to "the product." A stimulus piece is used to compare what one might expect to see during a transliteration compared to what one might see in interpreting. Taped in spoken English with interpreters on screen during the workshop, this DVD provides practical suggestions for feedback sessions, task analysis and modeling.
Using ordinary items, Maureen Longo Tuccelli gives ideas on how to include visual information that goes beyond size, shapes and color when describing inanimate objects. She shows non-manual markers which give a wealth of information and includes suggestions on how to practice improving this skill.