Vague Langue Interpreting forum for practitioners: A Shareshop

  • 11 Jul 2017
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • DVR 2051 West Northern Ave, Phoenix AZ 85021 (Livestreaming will be available)


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Some interpreters have already learned how to interpret vague language, and have amassed anywhere from some to extensive experience putting this theory into practice, but many of them do most of their work alone. This workshop, or “shareshop,” is a forum for experienced interpreters of vague language to share their work with others and learn from each other. This workshop guides participants in discussing how they recognize vagueness and convey it accurately, keeping open to a listener’s interpretation that which a speaker intentionally leaves unsaid. Workshop participants will discuss how they avoid the pitfalls of misinterpreting vagueness, and will review the words, phrases, vocal inflections, and non-manual signals of vague language in both English and American Sign Language (ASL).

Daniel Greene teaches to improve the lives of interpreters and the consumers they work for. He helps interpreters focus on what they can do before, during, and after assignments, including preparation, interaction, and supervision. He guides his students toward understanding and mastery through critical thinking, experimentation, and reflection. He has been a college instructor, workshop presenter, and mentor since 2005, and an interpreter in a wide range of topics and settings since 1990. He received his MA in interpreting studies with an emphasis in teaching interpreting, and he holds an NAD-RID National Interpreter Certification, Master. See more at


Arizona Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

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