Cancelled: Metaphor in ASL

  • 06 Apr 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Olympia Commons Eco-House: 911 Adams, Olympia, WA
Metaphor in ASL


The PDC is sad to announce that this workshop has been cancelled by the presenter.  Please keep an eye out for other upcoming workshops.

Presented By: 
Kristi Winter

Metaphors prevail in everyday language, English and ASL. Many ASL signs have abstract concepts that incorporate a visual image of a concrete thing or activity. ASL has a vast array of concepts that are linked by metaphor to concrete concepts; meaning can be expressed by visual images of concrete objects and actions. The goal of this workshop is for participants to explore, identify, analyze, and learn about metaphors as well as explore how they apply to interpreting.


Location: Olympia Commons Eco-House: 911 Adams, Olympia, WA
Date: April 6, 2013
Time: 10 am – 4 pm, 1 hour lunch break
Registration Deadline: March 22, 2013 (Registration must be postmarked or paid online by this
date to avoid a late fee)
RID Content Level: Little/None
CEUs: 0.5 PS CEUs in the category of Professional Studies pending by the Western Region Interpreter Education Center at Western Oregon University, an approved RID CMP and ACET sponsor.
Language Policy: This workshop will be provided in ASL. Interpreters for Deaf-Blind attendees upon request by 3/16/13

For questions, please contact the WSRID Professional Development Committee West at wsrid.pdc@gmail.com

Kristi Winter, M.A., teaches ASL and lectures on ASL Morphology, ASL Linguistics and Sociolinguistics in the American Deaf Communities at University of Washington. For her MA degree, she researched numeral incorporation in Japanese Sign Language, as well as the regional differences in mouthing between Northern and
Southern Black Deaf ASL signers. She was also involved in research on the phonology of first language (L1) acquisition of ASL by deaf and hearing children. Her main research interests are in the sociolinguistics of Deaf communities, and second language (L2) acquisition of ASL.


  • WSRID/OSRID Member Rate $65 
  • WSRID Student Member Rate $50 
  • Non-Member Rate $120
  • Fee for CEUs $10
  • Late Fee (3/23/13 or later) $15


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