Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN)
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Girard/EIPA Workshop - "Understanding Prosody"

February 16, 2019 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Why do signers sometimes shift in space when they are not indicating a specific referent?  Why do they raise their eyebrows when they are not asking a question?  How do I know that a signer is referring to a past discourse referent instead of a time in the past?  How can I improve my sentence boundaries in my interpreting?  The answer to these questions is prosody.   Prosodic features of language are larger than individual signs or even individual sentences.  These are the features that help you navigate through discourse.  Prosodic features help to create and recognize boundaries in sign, including both Signed English and ASL.   In this workshop, participants will learn about prosodic features, will practice recognizing them, and will learn how to interpret the features.

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Time February 16, 2019 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Will be a 10-15 minute break at noon if you would like to bring a snack.
Format Meet Online
0.4 Professional Learning Contact Hours
Provider KSDE Special Education & Title Services
Contact Amy Martin
Trainer Dr. Deborah Cates, PhD
Sign Language Program Coordinator, Iowa School for the Deaf
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