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“I’m still learning to sign” – Interpreting for emerging signers

  • 09 Oct 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom

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“I’m Still Learning to Sign” – Interpreting for Emerging Signers

Presented by Cami Miner

Workshop Description:

Deaf and hard of hearing students who are in the process of acquiring ASL, known as emerging signers, are a growing population of DHH students using interpreting services in educational settings. In this presentation, I will discuss the nature of this population, including the historical, social, and policy reasons for this trend, as well as the research conducted up to date on the linguistic profile and interpreting needs of these students. Specifically, I will focus on my personal research project investigating the linguistic and interpreting features most effective for working with this population, and translating that research into practical techniques and linguistic choices to support interpreters’ work with this population.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Participants will gain awareness and greater understanding of the population of emerging signers
  2. Participants will be able to describe the challenges faced by emerging signers using interpreters in education
  3. Interpreters will acquire and learn to apply techniques for interpreting for emerging signers to their work
About the Presenter:

Cami Miner, native San Diegan, was trained as an interpreter at Mesa College and studied the linguistics of ASL at UCSD. She began her career as an interpreter in her hometown and was awarded NIC certification in 2011. Cami moved to DC to attend Gallaudet, earning her MA in Interpreting Research with honors in 2018 and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Interpreting Research and Pedagogy. Still a working interpreter, Cami is passionate about bridging research and practice.


You will receive your zoom registration link in your confirmation email. 


Target Audience: American Sign Language Interpreters


Presentation will be conducted in ASL via Zoom. Be sure to save your Zoom link.


ASL Communication is an approved RID CMP sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.


This Professional Studies Program is offered for 0.20 CEUs* at the Some Level. No partial CEUs will be given for this event.

SDCRID promotes an environment of mutual respect free of discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or any other protected class.

*Note on CEUs: 

In accordance with CMP Sponsors and RID, you may not receive CEUs if you are more than 10 minutes late or leave more than 5 minutes early. Partial CEUs are not awarded. Thanks, everyone!

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