An In Depth Look at Pronouns in ASL
Pronouns are an important part of our discourse. Though they seem simple enough there are a few distinct differences between pronouns in English and pronouns in ASL. In this workshop we will examine those differences. We will also discuss the implications these differences have on the interpretation process and common pitfalls interpreters face.
After this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Articulate 2-3 differences between pronouns in English and ASL
- Demonstrate appropriate us of Pronouns in ASL
- Explain at least 1 approach to voicing ambiguous ASL pronouns into English
Chanté J. Wilson has been interpreting professionally for 18 years. She has an A.A. in ASL/English Interpretation a B.A. in Linguistics and an M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. She is an interpreter, educator and business owner. Chanté is a nerd at heart and can be found watching scientific and other documentaries in her very rare spare time. She is kept busy not only by her work but also by 4 amazingly adorable kiddos and an extremely supportive husband.