This workshop will focus on the analysis of how context lives in ASL. Participants will learn about and identify ASL features that can be used to add and layer context, with the goal of creating a textured ASL expression. Participants will engage in interactive activities that reverse engineer, and then stack this layering process. These activities will use imagery derived from widely known examples, such as movie scenes, famous locations as well as quotes of the participants’ choosing (with some guidance from the facilitator). The goal is to broaden understanding of textured and creative ASL expression that can be beneficial in a variety of professional contexts, for all interlocutors of a given engagement.
Participants will identify 4 ASL morphological features to add context to support their ASL expression.
Participants will define "textured ASL expression".
Guthrie Nutter currently works at the Office of the President in the Planning unit at Gallaudet University since 2021. He previously worked with ASL Connect since January 2017, first as an adjunct online educator, and then full-time as the Coordinator for Marketing and Program Development. Guthrie is a Gallaudet alumnus (MASLED ‘15), and has worked within the ASL industry since 2007. Guthrie began with the Sign Language Center in 2009, and is thrilled to be returning in the fall of 2021. Guthrie has produced several published video works, such as the Deaf Culture Webisode series, and Bridging The Divide: First Language Acquisition. Guthrie has worked as a community educator, a high school teacher, then moved on as an ASL specialist, providing language support for children 0-21 across the state of Washington. Then, Guthrie worked as the Director for Early Education at the Hearing, Speech and Deaf Center in Seattle, prior to his current posts at Gallaudet University.
Sign Language Center (SLC) Presenters, coordinators, and participants of this educational opportunity agree to promote an environment of mutual respect, free from bias and discrimination.
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Professional Studies 0.3 CEUs are offered through Sign Language Resources, an approved RID CMP & ACET sponsor. This workshop is offered at the “some” content level.