Research & Scholarly Achievement
at Gallaudet University
Using L2/Ln Sign Language to Teach Sign Language Interpreters
This chapter addresses the role of L2/Ln sign language in the teaching of signed language interpreters. The chapter will focus on two main considerations in the role of signed language in interpreter education: the teaching of the L2/Ln language itself, to students of interpretation, and considerations of timing and methodology of that; and the use of L2/Ln signed language as the language of instruction when teaching interpreting to students, particularly while teaching cognitive, professional, and other aspects of interpretation.