Linguistics 101: Part 2 presented by Jubal Metzger-Smith

  • 19 Dec 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom


VRID Presents

"Linguistics 101 (Part 2*)"

  Presented by Jubal Metzger-Smith


*(Participating in Part 1 is NOT a prerequisite for Part 2)

VIEW FLYER HERE: _Linguistics_101_Part_2_Flyer.pdf

When: Saturday, December 19, 2020

           9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Cost:  VRID Members - $20.00

          VRID Non-Members - $30.00

Location: ZOOM link to follow

Presented in English with ASL interpreters

Workshop Information: 

As bilingual professionals we hear linguistic phrases tossed around constantly, but if English is our native language, it can be difficult to explain what they are and more importantly, how we apply them. Why can we produce some English sounds but not others, and how does phonology work in ASL? Is English the only language that follows the subject/verb/object (SVO) word order? Does ASL follow that too? Part 1 will cover these topics and focus on English linguistics. It will compare both similarities and differences between the two languages contributing to a greater understanding of our work as bilingual professionals.

Presenter Biography: 

Jubal Metzger-SmithJubal has been professionally interpreting for 23 years in a variety of settings including, K12, post-secondary, medical, mental health, theatrical, and VRS. Currently he is the lead interpreter for a school district in southern Virginia. He received his BA in English from Old Dominion University (ODU) and he anticipates receiving his Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics from ODU in the spring of 2021.

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