PROCESSING Time: Developing the Interpreter Muscle
BY JON SHIVE & BRIAN CERNEY, Second Edition
Overview Our mental processing structure as humans is pretty complicated. Seated within that structure is the amazing ability of interpreting. Interpreting models have tried to capture the complexity while identifying various steps within the process. Most of the models suggest a sequence from one step to the next rather than the simultaneous activity among all of the steps. If one piece in the process is weak, then the whole structure breaks down. Research (initially from Dennis Cokely) demonstrated that increasing our processing time results in improved interpretations. Through the authors' years of teaching, we have noticed that focusing on increased processing time provides the most significant improvements in our students' work.
Perceiving Fingerspelling & Numbers BY JON SHIVE & BRIAN CERNEY
Improved perception of fingerspelling and numbers is one of the most often cited needs among signed language interpreters. These complex configurations of fingers and palm orientations often confound us and increase the stress that comes with working from Signed Languages to Spoken Languages. We hope to provide some helpful strategies for you.