Upcoming events

    • 08 Feb 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Grossmont College Griffin Gate
    • 59

    How to Show and Tell:

    Parsing, A New Practice Model

    by Wink Smith Jr

         Sign language interpreters have long sought for message equivalency from English to American Sign Language (ASL). The interpreter education landscape has historically focused on language acquisition, interpreting models, and other tools to assist second language users to become familiar with ASL grammar and provide techniques to deliver message equivalency.  Current methods of interpreting are sets of theoretical directions that leave the student to make unguided decisions which could create a linear, English-based signed message. Many models lead students to process without explaining how to actually detach from the source language to actually achieve equivalency in the target language. When asked how they achieved their outcome, a common response has been to not know or it “just happened.”

         However, if presented with a checklist of guided questions (decision tree), the student will discover more effective and reproducible results in message comprehension and expression of the target language using a more rich ASL-based interpretation that is produced inside a message equivalency from English to ASL.  This process is an adaptation of parsing: to separate out and compartmentalized the message in order to unpack, rearrange, understand, and practice English to ASL interpreting with distinctive features that utilize the student’s abilities and knowledge of both languages.

         This workshop will instruct participants on how to parse written English texts using a decision tree which will guide participants in maximizing comprehension of the English text, detaching from the source text, and having structured choices for the target text.  This deliberate practice provides the key to creating an internal framework for processed interpretation from English to ASL. With continued use and internalization of the process, students will produce live work with more awareness and intentional choices for creating a near-equivalent message.

         At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

    1. Define at least 3 linguistic features that are depictive

    2. Define what the “conduit metaphor” means in linguistics and provide a cognitive linguistics alternative to this metaphor 

    3. Demonstrate 3 depictive entities at the same time using partitioning

    4. Define how the parsing wheel is used in deliberate practice

         Workshop length: 8 hours, with a one-hour lunch


    Wink's bio and additional information about his events can be found at www.WinkASL.com

    0.8 ceus in Profession Studies with Trix Bruce, an approved RID CMP sponsor for continuing education activities. Content level is: some. Activity number: 0121.0220.05

    Please contact PDC@sdcrid.org with any questions regarding the cancellation policy.

    Reasonable accommodations requests can be made up to 2 weeks prior to the event.

    • 08 Feb 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Grossmont College, Room 26-220
    • 78

    S.E.E. Me Fail

    Wink Smith Jr is coming to San Diego


    San Diego County RID

    is thrilled to be hosting his ASL comedy show!

    Join us at Grossmont College for an hour and a half of ASL enjoyment as Wink performs "S.E.E Me Fail, an ASL comedy show." English interpretation will be provided so bring your non signing friends and family! Register early to secure your spot. Doors open at 6:30p. Show starts at 7p.


    "Wink has stories from his CODA childhood, his made up “interpreter life”, and some other random experiences. He shares the ones he finds amusing. Enjoy bits from his on-the-road stand-up comedy performed in American Sign Language blended with improv." -winkasl.com

    For information about Wink Smith Jr check out his website winkasl.com.

    **Interpreters attending the workshop who wish to also attend the show- please use the workshop registration page. Otherwise you will be charged for each event separately.**

    • 06 Mar 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 1545 Hotel Cir S, San Diego, CA 92108, USA

    • 14 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 1545 Hotel Cir S, San Diego, CA 92108, USA

    • 05 Jun 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 1545 Hotel Cir S, San Diego, CA 92108, USA

Past events

07 Dec 2019 Mental Health Interpreting
07 Dec 2019 Cultural and Language Barriers of Deaf Middle East Refugees
07 Dec 2019 Why Deaf People Don't Give Feedback to Interpreters
07 Dec 2019 General Membership Meeting
06 Dec 2019 SDCRID Board & Chair mtg
09 Nov 2019 SDCRID Networking Event
19 Oct 2019 SDCRID Coffee Social
30 Sep 2019 2019-2020 SDCRID Mentee Application Fee
21 Sep 2019 September General Meeting and Workshop
20 Sep 2019 SDCRID Board & Chair mtg
30 Jun 2019 ASLTA Conference (MUST Register)
15 Jun 2019 June General Meeting, Elections, and Workshop
07 Jun 2019 Board & Chairs Meeting
30 May 2019 YPIN Welcome Night
24 May 2019 Palomar College Graduation
19 May 2019 San Diego Mesa College Graduation
13 Apr 2019 The SDCRID Mentorship Program Presents Miako Villanueva, PhD, CI & CT
16 Mar 2019 Mini Workshop & General Meeting
02 Mar 2019 SDCRID Meet and Greet
01 Mar 2019 Board & Chair Mtg
23 Feb 2019 The DeafBlind Way for Dummies (MUST Register)
01 Dec 2018 Mini Workshop & General Meeting
20 Oct 2018 LSM/Mexican Culture Workshop
31 Mar 2018 SDCRID Mentee Application Fee
10 Mar 2018 Communication Matters: Interpreting in Sexuality Settings
02 Mar 2018 The SDCRID Mentorship Program Presents Dennis Cokely, PhD: Preparing and Conducting Diagnostic Assessments
10 Feb 2018 SDCRID and Palomar College Present Robyn Dean, CI/CT, PhD
16 Sep 2017 Deaf Middle East Refugees: Cultural and Language Barriers
08 Sep 2017 Board and Chairs Meeting
10 Jun 2017 General Membership Meeting
09 Jun 2017 Board and Chairs Meeting
28 Apr 2017 ASL Boot Camp for working Interpreters
19 Apr 2017 Basic Math Does Not Equal Basic Interpreting
22 Mar 2017 Medical Interpreting 101
11 Mar 2017 General Membership Meeting
10 Mar 2017 Board and Chairs Meeting
04 Mar 2017 Veteran Interpreter Panel
07 Jan 2017 General Membership Meeting
06 Jan 2017 Board and Chairs Meeting
08 Dec 2016 Leading in the 21st Century
19 Nov 2016 Mentoring Workshop
05 Nov 2016 Deaf Community Panel
24 Sep 2016 Power & Privilege – A Personal “Pressing” Issue
17 Sep 2016 General Membership Meeting
16 Sep 2016 Board and Chairs Meeting
27 Aug 2016 SDCRID B&C Leadership Retreat
04 Jun 2016 General Membership Meeting
03 Jun 2016 Board & Chair Meeting
23 Apr 2016 Teaming: Start to Finish
26 Mar 2016 Think Tank
19 Mar 2016 Educational Interpreting: It’s Not Just a Job, It’s an Adventure!
12 Mar 2016 Interpreter Forum
12 Mar 2016 General Membership Meeting
09 Jan 2016 Think Tank
12 Dec 2015 General Membership Meeting
05 Dec 2015 Part II: Effective Practices in Deaf/Hearing Interpreting Teams
04 Dec 2015 Board & Chair Meeting
15 May 2015 Vulnerability in Interpreting: how being vulnerable creates amazing interpreters
03 May 2015 Introduction to Legal Interpreting
11 Apr 2015 California Sign Language Interpreter State License Town Hall Meeting: Phase 1 – The Big Picture
28 Mar 2015 English Idioms and Colloquial Phrases
31 Jan 2015 Enhancing your “Eye-Listening” skills using Non-Manual Markers
14 Nov 2014 Taboos in Interpreting
04 Oct 2014 Vicarious Trauma and its affects on our work
14 Jun 2014 Boundaries with Professionals: Social Media and the Deaf Community
26 Apr 2014 Educational Interpreting: A Panel Discussion
29 Mar 2014 Shift Happens: ASL Performatives
28 Mar 2014 Power Point Poisoning & Other Presentation Pitfalls
01 Jun 2013 Interpreters Turn Historic Corner: A Panel Discussion on Unionization of VIs
11 May 2013 Graphic Organizers: Tools for Creating a Cohesive Visual-Spatial Discourse
16 Mar 2013 Working with Deaf People: A Deaf Perspective
12 Jan 2013 Town Hall Discussion: RID's Standard Practice Paper on Interpreting in the Emergency Management Field
27 Oct 2012 Voicing: A New Perspective
09 Jun 2012 Making the Most of a Mentorship: For Mentors and Mentees
19 May 2012 Classifiers: Just Do It!
24 Mar 2012 Voice Interpreting: Tips, Tricks and Skills
10 Mar 2012 Got Skills? Get More!
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