What the #$%@! Did You Just Sign?!?

  • 06 Nov 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • 10


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Virginia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

in conjunction with Liberty University and J.S. Reynolds Community College present

“​What the #$%@! Did You Just Sign?!?

Presented by Crom Saunders

 Date:  November 6, 2021

Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm

0.4 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID (Pending)

Location:  Online Format, Presented in ASL

Workshop Description:  The use of words and phrases that are considered obscenities or foul language in spoken English discourse are not always used the same way or with the same subtext in ASL and Deaf culture environment (in fact is often used in non-offensive or derogatory manner) and often can present difficulties in voicing ASL discourse accurately or receptive comprehension in conversation. This workshop will clarify the actual contextual meanings of specific words and phrases as they are used in ASL discourse and the best way to voice or otherwise interpret these words/phrases.

At the conclusion of this workshop, the participants will be able to:

1) Differentiate between obscenities/offensive discourse and “foul” words and phrases used in ASL as non-offensive discourse

2) Deconstruct and determine the best contextual translation into English structure.

3) Translate different examples of “foul” discourse in the appropriate context.

Presenter Biography: Crom Saunders grew up in Northern California, graduating from California State University, Sacramento with a M.A. in Creative Writing. Crom has his own one-man show, “Cromania!”, which tours internationally, featuring skits, comedy, improv, and storytelling.

Crom also has interpreted dozens of plays, has taught dozens of ASL linguistics and theatrical workshops across the nation. He currently teaches at the ITP/Deaf Studies program featured at Columbia College, Chicago. You can check out some of his work on http://thecromsaunders.com or search “Crom Clog” on YouTube. 

VRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.  This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.4 CEUs at the Little Content Knowledge Level.  If you have questions or require a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact Carrie Humphrey VRIDVicePres@gmail.com by 10/30/21.

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