WASLI 2021 conference keynote

On July 10th I delivered the opening keynote at the online conference organised by the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters. The theme of the conference was What have we learnt from 2020-2021.

You can re-watch (part) of the keynote entitled Retrospection, reflection, and strategies. Pausing in order to move the signed language interpreting profession forward (! the presentation was not recorded from the start unfortunately).
The slides of the presentation can be found and downloaded here.

I also had the honour to share some closing remarks. The WASLI’s August Newsletter reports on the conference and includes some participants’ impressions.

Interested in other presentations that were part of the WASLI 2021 online conference? You can access many of them through the WASLI website

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Isabelle Heyerick

My area of expertise is signed language interpreting and my research is situated on the intersection of (applied) linguistics, intercultural studies and language ideologies. I hold a PhD in Linguistics, a MA in Linguistics and a MA in Interpreting. My PhD is a first exploration of which linguistic interpreting strategies Flemish Sign Language interpreters use and why. My postdoctoral research investigates how discourses and ideologies about deaf people and signed languages prevalent in both the majority society and in the Deaf communities influence the linguistic decisions signed language interpreters make in their actual practice. I am the secretary of the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters and the vice-president of Tenuto, an organisation offering continuous professional development for sign language interpreters.

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