By Anna Mindess
In Reading among the Signs, Anna Mindess offers a brand new standpoint on a poorly understood tradition, American Deaf tradition. With the collaboration of 3 distinct deaf experts, Mindess explores the implication of cultural changes on the intersection of the Deaf and listening to worlds. This new, 3rd variation of her vintage and best-selling textual content covers a number of new issues of significant curiosity to activists and interpreters, together with teaming with Deaf interpreters and cultivating a "Deaf heart." it's utilized in Deaf stories classes and interpreter education courses worldwide.
Anna Mindess has been an indication Language interpreter for greater than thirty years. She lives in Berkeley, California.
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Extra info for Reading Between the Signs: Intercultural Communication for Sign Language Interpreters (3rd Edition)
A hearing child growing up in a Deaf family, for example, may be ﬂuent in ASL and the ways of Deaf culture, have many friends and relatives who are Deaf, and feel included in many Deaf activities. If he tries out for the local deaf boys’ baseball team, however, he will be turned down. Because identiﬁcation with the group is of paramount importance, the worst punishment that can be meted out is ostracism from the group. . logo. . . . His fundamental “crime” was that he acted out of personal conviction.
Indd 27 9/9/14 4:36 PM 28 Reading Between the Signs A (as opposed to all your previous teachers who failed to recognize your intelligence) or I will give you an A (even though you haven’t earned it). A sarcastic tone in English can even change a phrase to mean the opposite of what it says: “Oh, I get to stay home all day with three sick kids. ” Rate of Speech. Tempo is another aspect of paralanguage. . . . . . ” We may unknowingly, however, be sending a message of contempt to a foreigner who simply speaks competent English with a heavy accent.
If people currently show little tolerance or talent for encounters with alien cultures, how can they learn to deal with constant and inescapable coexistence? (Barnlund 1989, 5) The answer to this question may lie in a relatively young ﬁeld, not much older than the profession of sign language interpreting, called intercultural communication. Let us examine its roots and the topics it considers, and see how the perspective it offers may provide a key to understanding not only the imminent global village but, closer to home, the challenges we face as sign language interpreters.