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Lisa Prinzi

Lecturer

Department of ASL and Interpreting Education
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Lisa Prinzi

Lecturer

Department of ASL and Interpreting Education
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Education

AAS, BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology

Currently Teaching

INTP-310
3 Credits
This course introduces the English to ASL and ASL to English interpreting process with a focus on text analysis and consecutive production of an equivalent target language message. Compression and expansion strategies are introduced. Students develop interpreting management strategies and diagnostic assessment skills. Students interpret monologic and dialogic inquiry and narrative text formats, while learning the interpretation process. Students also learn and integrate the features of biomechanics for interpreters to practice safe work habits. To progress to INTP-335 Interpreting II: English to ASL and INTP-336 Interpreting II: ASL to English, students must complete this course with a minimum grade of C.
INTP-361
3 Credits
This course is designed to prepare students to interpret in elementary school settings. Content will include an orientation to activities, elementary level content, sign vocabulary, language development, psycho-social development, and interpreting issues that are pertinent to elementary students. The course addresses strategies for interpreting classroom discourse and various content areas. Vocabulary for various elementary content areas will be introduced. Students will simultaneously interpret English-to-ASL and ASL-to-English, elementary-level texts.
INTP-215
3 Credits
The act of interpretation is a complex cognitive challenge. Isolating and mastering specific subtasks of the interpreting process is critical for the synthesis of these subskills in the process of translation and interpretation. This course is an introduction to the cognitive processing skills necessary for translation, consecutive interpretation, and simultaneous interpretation. The course includes an overview of theoretical models of translation and interpretation, the development of basic processing subskills that provide a foundation for translation and interpretation and practice activities for the integration of these tasks in an 8-step discourse analysis process for translation and consecutive interpreting. Course content includes interpreting and translation theory, message analysis, visualization, shadowing, paraphrasing, dual task training, and text analysis. To progress to INTP-310 Interpreting I, students must complete this course with a grade of C or better.