The Mind and Language: Linguistics of AOL

  • 10/28/2017
  • 10/29/2017
  • 2 sessions
  • 10/28/2017, 09:00 17:00 (PDT)
  • 10/29/2017, 09:00 12:00 (PDT)
  • Bellevue College N201

This two-day, ten-hour workshop is designed to familiarize ASL students with sign linguistics and fills a hole in the current curriculum offered nationwide. It will be tied into the current coursework of ASL students regardless of level.
The workshop is provided by Wink Smith, Jr., a Cognitive Linguist, and is open to anyone who wishes to learn more about linguistics, its association to the mind and how that applies to American Sign Language. Wink will provide a scientific framework to analyze the language mediation process borrowed from the cognitive linguistic enterprise. He will address how a cognitive linguistic approach could be applied to a new paradigm for second language acquisition, i.e., second language users don’t simply work with words in one language, seek to find dynamic words that fit the same family as the source and then proceed to arrange them in a grammatical fashion.
Saturday October 28, 9am - 5pm

  • The brain and language do they work together?
  • Schemas as units/words and their construction 
  • Phonology of ASL
  • Morphology
  • Syntax (30mins)

Sunday October 29, 9am - 12pm

  • Depiction and iconicity

CEUs: Wink will also provide RID CEUs to those who are nationally certified interpreters seeking to maintain certification by earring these CEU units. Wink is an approved sponsor by RID and will handle all requests and responsibility for handling CEU processing for RID and RID alone.

This professional studies program is offered for 1.0 CEUs at the little/none Content Knowledge Level.

College & High School Students: Student tickets can be purchased from PALS in Building C on Bellevue College campus or at the door. You must show your student ID to receive student priced tickets. (Bellevue College: $10; High School: $15; Other Colleges: $20)

Professionals & Others: Professionals & Others tickets can be purchased at$75)

Parking is free.

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Workshop Poster.pdf

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