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Reading between the Signs: Intercultural Communication for Sign Language Interpreters

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In Reading Between the Signs: Intercultural Communication for Sign Language Interpreters, Anna Mindess provides a new perspective on a unique culture that is not widely understood-American Deaf culture. With the collaboration of three distinguished deaf consultants, Mindess explores the implications of cultural differences at the intersection of the deaf and hearing worlds. The book takes a practical approach with many useful suggestions for the sign language interpreter. Mindess provides several helpful dialogues between hearing and deaf Americans in a variety of situations to illustrate the problems that can arise as a result of cultural differences.The compounded difficulty of communicating with a deaf person from another country is addressed as well, with suggestions for ameliorating possible areas of misunderstanding. It also provides helpful information about advances in technology and the multicultural communities within the Deaf world. Reading Between the Signs is an invaluable tool for those interested in training as a sign language interpreter, but further, for anyone wishing to understand American Deaf culture..A dazzling application of the tools of intercultural communication to illuminating Deaf and hearing cultures and their differences.. This is a book for everyone interested in Deaf culture. -Harlan Lane, author of When the Mind Hears and The Mask of BenevolenceAdds a necessary dimension to understanding what sign language interpretation really entails-not the exchange of words for signs and vice versa but the translation of one view of life and all its meanings into another equally valid yet different view -William C. Stokoe, Former Professor Emeritus, Gallaudet UniversityBRAVO The book is outstanding - well written, informative, and desperately needed in our field .-Jan Humphrey, Ed. D. Certified Interpreter, Interpreter Educator and Author of So You Want to Be an Interpreter?A must-read An enlightening book.a defining document in the literature of Deaf culture. -Eileen Forestal, Professor, ASL Studies and Interpreting Training, Union County CollegeContentsForeword by Sharon Neumann SolowPrefaceAcknowledgmentsChapter One: Background1 Introduction2 The Study of Culture3 Selected Topics in Intercultural Communication4 Do Americans Really Have a Culture?5 American Deaf Culture6 Multicultural Deaf Culture7 Culture, Change, and TechnologyChapter Two: Practical Applications8 The Impact of Cultural Differences on Interpreting Situations9 Multicultural Interpreting Challenges10 The Interpreter's Role and Responsibilities11 Techniques for Cultural Adjustments12 Interpreting in a Virtual World13 Cultural Sensitivity Shouldn't End at Five O'ClockAfterword by Dr. Thomas K. HolcombBibliographyAbout the Author and ContributorsIndex

Synopsis:

"In Reading Between the Signs, Anna Mindess provides a new perspective on a unique culture that is not widely understood - American Deaf culture.

About the Author

\Anna Mindess has worked as a sign language interpreter in business, legal, educational, medical, video relay and performing arts settings for more than twenty-five years. A noted author, consultant and trainer, she has presented workshops on cultural issues in the U.S. and internationally. She is the author of Reading Between the Signs Workbook and co-creator of the DVD See What I Mean.

Table of Contents

Introduction — The study of culture — Selected topics in intercultural communication — Do Americans really have a culture? — American deaf culture — Multicultural deaf culture — Culture, change, and technology — The impact of cultural differences on interpreting situations — Multicultural interpreting challenges — The interpreter's role and responsibilities — Techniques for cultural adjustments — Interpreting in a virtual world — Cultural sensitivity shouldn't end at five o'clock — Afterword / by Dr. Thomas K. Holcomb.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781931930468
Author:
Mindess, Anna
Publisher:
Intercultural Press
Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
Language Arts & Disciplines : Sign Language
Subject:
Foreign Languages-American Sign Language
Edition Number:
2
Publication Date:
20140531
Binding:
OTHER
Language:
English
Pages:
312

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Business » Communication
Education » Learning Disabilities
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Languages » Deaf Studies » Sign Language

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