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Deaf Presenter Trix Bruce is coming back to Fort Worth

Deaf Presenter Trix Bruce is coming back to Fort Worth, Texas!!

September 27-29, 2012: Deaf Presenter Trix Bruce Workshops: ASL
Semantics, English Idioms, & Non-Manual Signals in Fort Worth, Texas

September 27, 2012 ~ Thursday 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

ASL Semantics: Precision of Expression in ASL

Semantics is defined as the study of meanings expressed by the elements
of a language or a combination of the elements. A concept expressed in
an ASL sign often cannot be conveyed by a single all-purpose English
word. Likewise, English words and phrases may have variations in
meaning, which require translations using different ASL signs. This
workshop helps the student advance skills in translating the languages
of ASL and English. (Demonstration of Semantics: RUN)

September 28, 2012 ~ Friday 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

English Idioms: PSST…How Do You Interpret That?

Fire up your creativity and learn how to interpret idioms in American
Sign Language! This workshop will guide participants in expressing
idiomatic concepts across languages. Idioms breathe life into language.
Come and join us as we master idioms!

September 29, 2012 ~ Saturday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

“Face-Painting” with Non Manual Signals in ASL

Non-manual signals (NMS) in American Sign Language enrich and clarify
the meaning of manual signs. Come and learn the art of painting your
face with a full spectrum of NMS colors and designs. Non-Manual Signals
include: 1) Non-Manual Adverbs 2) Lexical Non-Manual Behaviors 3)
Non-Manual Grammatical Markers 4) Emotional States / Evaluative
judgments 5) Prosodic Structure 6) Discourse Structure 7) Turn Taking
8) Backchannel Feedback 9) Grammatical “Sound” Markers, and 10) Mouth
Movements. This workshop will focus on developing accurate non-manual
signals and markers as used in ASL. Demonstrations of each category of
facial behaviors and head movements will be shown in context. Practice
exercises will be offered. By the end of this workshop, you’ll be an
artist! (Demonstration of Classifier Storytelling: Camping Fire)

Goodrich Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
2500 Lipscomb Street
Fort Worth, TX 76110-2625

BIO: Patricia (Trix) Bruce, from Seattle, Washington, is known
nationwide as both a workshop presenter and an American Sign Language
performer. Trix’s work has been warmly received everywhere, from local
community centers, to state, regional and national conferences, Deaf
Way II, interpreter conventions and more. Wildly popular as a teacher
of ASL storytelling and ASL interpretation, Trix impresses audiences at
all levels of ASL skill, from novices to fluent experts. Trix has been
profoundly deaf since she was 6 months old. She went through oral,
mainstreaming, deaf classes, and online educational programs. Trix has
been involved in the performing arts since 1980. After completing her
college program, she became involved with interpreter training. Trix’s
main area of study has been ASL Linguistics with a focus on ASL
Performance. She has developed a popular website: http://www.trixbruce.com.
Whether writing, creating, improvising or starring in her many
productions, Trix’s passion for the dramatic arts shines through.

Thursday Evening, OR Friday Evening Workshop Only:
$45 per participant/per workshop, postmarked by August 22, 2012

$55 at door

Saturday Workshop Only:
$75 per participant, postmarked by August 22, 2012
$85 at door

All Three Workshops:
$145 per participant, postmarked by August 22, 2012
$165 at door

EARLY BIRDS: The first 5 participants to all workshops send out
registrations with payment before August 22, 2012 will receive a free

SEND $ TO: PayPal accepted; checks accepted – please make checks
payable to Trix Bruce and send to: Trix Bruce, 1429 D Ave PMB 362,
Snohomish, WA 98290

Please send payment with your RSVP. This will confirm your place in the
workshop. CONTACT: by September 19, 2012 [email protected]

RID CEUs: Trix Bruce is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing
Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for
all workshops: 0.4 for ASL Semantics, 0.4 for English Idioms, and 0.7
CEUS for Non-Manual Signals in ASL at the Little/No to Some Content
Knowledge Level. All workshops total is 1.5 CEUs.

NOTES: Handouts will be provided. The workshop will be presented in
ASL. There will be a Door Prize ! Lunch is on your own. For details on
refunds, cancellations, and special accommodations policies, please
send an email to [email protected]

My workshops benefit participants at all levels. Countless advanced
interpreters have let me know that they enjoyed learning updated/new
signs that they haven’t seen before, such as regional accents. They
also loved it when I explained how to sign messages into ASL, rather
than just signing in English word by word. Interpreters appreciate
that my workshops are excellent for review as well as for discovering
new things that apply within the professional work environment.
Students also mentioned that my workshops helped them to understand how
to approach their own projects, research, and practice more

Book Trix Bruce ASL Performances Now! Enliven Your Special Event! Trix
Bruce is ASL entertainment extraordinaire! Her nationally-acclaimed
presentation skills will inspire members of your organization and
community. Trix will amaze and delight Deaf students and larger
audiences with her popular and exciting shows! To see samples of her
work, find available event dates, rates, and further information, visit
http://www.TrixBruce.com. Please contact Trix ([email protected])
with any questions you may have.

Join Trix Bruce’s Facebook Fan Page! Find out where she’ll be
performing and get her comments and advice. You and Trix can change the
world and show everyone what Deaf people can do!


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Participants, fans, and friends have asked questions like these: What’s
it like to travel so much? Which airline experience was the most
frustrating? How many states have you been to? What are your favorite
movies/restaurants/hotels? I will do my best to share my experiences in
this blog. Enjoy reading my blog! http://trixbruceshow.blogspot.com

Trix’s DVDs Available: List of DVDs/Order form. Get your CEU clock
hours anytime with my DVDs. Just send me this form. Go to

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