2019-2020 Educational Interpreter Training Series

Mouth Morphemes: More Than Lip Service

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Session Dates

Saturday November 02, 2019 11:00 AM - 3:15 PM


Mouth Morphemes are an important, yet complicated grammatical feature of American Sign Language. When used correctly, they convey adjectival, adverbial or other descriptive meaning in sign language. In this workshop, native signer, Gina Grabher, and seasoned interpreter, Bethany Koubsky CI/CT, will lead participants through a variety of activities to improve recognition of mouth morphemes and how to apply them in sign language interpretation.


  • Identity mouth morphemes
  • Describe what mouth morphemes convey in sign language
  • Demonstrate how to apply mouth morphemes in sign language interpretation

Target Audience

  • Educational Sign Language Interpreters and Interveners who provide interpreting services in Pennsylvania K-12 classrooms.
  • Teachers of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing who have at least intermediate American Sign Language Skills.

Topics Covered: Educational Interpreters

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Lorraine Byer, at 800-441-3215, or lbyer@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Hours of Instructional Time
No credit


Gina Grabher AAS

Event Contact:


Lorraine Byer


Sue Ann Houser