Putting Depiction Into (our) Practice

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Presented By: Dr. Miako Villanueva
Date: Friday, October 11, 2019
Time: 1pm-4pm MDT/3pm-6pm EST
RID CEUs: 0.3 PS

Workshop Description:

This workshop explores the linguistic research that has served as the foundation of what we understand about classifiers and depiction in ASL. Different theoretical frameworks underlie the various analyses, and each has implications for what we believe about language, which influences how ASL, and depiction in particular, is taught and learned. Together we will trace the research trajectory, considering how we apply each model in our own interpretation work and/or teaching. Along the way we will learn more about depiction itself, and identify ways that we can apply our expanded understanding, putting it into (our) practice.


Presenter Bio: 

Miako Villanueva is an associate professor at Gallaudet University in the Department of Linguistics, teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses. Her specialization is in applied linguistics and engaged research – incorporating the knowledge, approaches, and understandings gleaned from linguistic research of ASL directly into language teaching, curriculum development, language assessment, interpretation, and interpreting pedagogy. Additionally, Miako has been interpreting professionally since 2001, working primarily as an independent contractor and specializing in advanced educational, government, business, religious, and performing arts settings. She received her interpreter training from Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, where she also worked as a residential coordinator at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind.


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