The SDCRID Mentorship Program Presents Miako Villanueva, PhD, CI & CT

  • 13 Apr 2019
  • 14 Apr 2019
  • 2 sessions
  • 13 Apr 2019, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
  • 14 Apr 2019, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
  • Grossmont College, Room: Griffin Gate, Building 60-180A


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The SDCRID Mentorship Program Presents

Miako Villanueva, PhD, CI & CT

Gallaudet University, Dept. of Linguistics, Assoc. Professor

Part I: Saturday, 4/13/2019 - ASL Depiction: What Is It: How Do We Use It?

Part II: Sunday, 4/14/2019 - Teaching Depiction

Part I:  ASL Depiction: What Is It? How Do We Use It?

When: Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 9am - 4pm (lunch included)

Where: Grossmont College, Room: Griffin Gate, Building 60-180A

Description: Have you ever struggled with how to represent a complex concept visually in ASL? Want to learn what ASL depiction is and use it effectively in your work? This workshop will introduce participants to some current approaches in the field of sign language linguistics, focusing on depiction and constructed action/dialogue. Participants will learn new ways 

of thinking about classifiers, role shifting, and will engage in activities including identifying and producing depiction, constructed action, and constructed dialogue.

This workshop is open to everyone!

Part II: Teaching Depiction

When: Sunday, April 14th, 2019 9am - 4pm (lunch included)

Where: Grossmont College, Room: Griffin Gate, Building 60-180A

Description: Many emerging signers and interpreters struggle to effectively depict complex concepts in ASL. Based on current approaches in the field offing language linguistics focusing on depiction and constructed action/dialogue, we will explore options that create more coherence: using reference points, changing the size of the representation, adjusting signer a

nd consumer's vantage points, etc. Interpreting mentors and ASL/Interpreting instructors will learn various strategies and exercises to teach depiction.

This workshop is limited to nationally certified interpreters and ASL/Interpreting instructors. Must attend Part I.


Miako Villanueva is an associate professor at Gallaudet University in the Department of Linguistics, teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses. Her specialization is in applied linguistics and engaged research - incorporating the knowledge, approaches, and understandings gleaned from linguistic research of ASL directly into language teaching, curriculum devel

opment, language assessment, interpretation, and interpreting pedagogy. Additionally, Miako has been interpreting professionally since 2001, working primarily as an independent contractor and specializing in advanced educational, government, business, religious, and performing arts settings. She received her interpreter training from Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, where she also worked as a residential coordinator at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind.

Angela Funke is an approved RID CMP sponsor. Each activity has been awarded (0.6) CEUs in the area of Professional Studies by The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf at the "Some" Content Knowledge Level for CMP and ACET participants. Partial CEUs will not

be awarded.

For the 14th the content level is "Teaching."


Workshops will be presented in ASL. Please make requests for other reasonable accommodations by March 31, 2019 to

Thank you to our generous sponsors,

Linguabee and DawnSignPress!!

Must pre-register online, no walk-ins! No checks or cash payments accepted on-site!

For any questions please email

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