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Sign Language Interpreting: Exploring It's Art And Science

What is processing time? Refers to the interval between an interpreter’s perceiving a message and conveying it
ASL is... a natural language with an autonomous grammar that is completely independent from the grammar of English and from the systems devised to represent English manually
What do interpreters incorporate when dealing with English-based sign systems? ASL features, Fingerspelling
Linguistic Transfer is... encoding of English in ASL
What is Code Mixing? ASL dominant signers inserting the English verb to be or adding a signed version of the suffix ness as in deafness
What is Code Switching? Changing from ASL signing to English based signing (convenient for including English idioms)
What is Lexical Borrowing? Fingerspelling undergoes changes that take on characteristics of signs such as letter deletion, hand shapes modified, location change
What is English Mouthing? Articulation of an English word, which is intended to facilitate lip-reading, clarify the accompanying sign, or both.
What is ASL Mouthing? Related to ASL lexical items, to clarify the sign, particularly in the case of ASL adverbials
What is Reduced English Mouthing? Mouth configurations between the extremes of full English mouthing and ASL mouthing
Created by: Sal.M.Riina



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