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ASL 2207 Role of the Interpreter

This course will address how setting, register and preferred language mode of clients impacts the role of the interpreter. During weekly in-class role plays, students will employ interpreting techniques learned in other advanced interpreting courses as well as elements of the Demand-Control Schema.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: American Sign Language
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: ASL 1102 AND ASL 2202 AND ASL 2231 


  • Increase both sign and spoken vocabulary as it relates to a variety of settings, register levels, and language/signing modes.
  • Determine appropriate ethical decision making abilities based on Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of professional conduct.
  • Demonstrate appropriate speed, fluency and syntax when interpreting, transliterating, and voicing.
  • Determine the appropriate role of the interpreter based on setting, language register, and language mode.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3