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Sign language interpreter Lydia Callis upstages New York mayor
yahoo ^ | Oct. 30, 2012 | Matthew Coutts

Posted on 10/30/2012 10:03:21 AM PDT by george76

She is either taking a subversive jab at the mayor of New York or is extremely passionate about the recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy.

Either way, Lydia Callis is now the world's most talked-about sign language interpreter.

Callis has captured countless hearts and minds with her animated translations of press conferences on hurricane Sandy and its fallout, rolling her eyes and puffing out her cheeks as she stands next to the stone-faced Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

She sends the message with her hands. But she tells the story with her face.

...

Bloomberg has realized he is at least being upstaged

(Excerpt) Read more at ca.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; hurricanesandy; michaelbloomberg
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To: DallasDeb
Sign language interpreters often use extreme facial expression. It’s a part of communication.

Exactly. Facial expressions are called *non-manual markers* and are used for inflection just as we change the tone of our voices for emphasis when we speak.

There is the slight possibility that she could be upstaging him, but I seriously doubt it. More than likely the writers of this piece are only displaying their ignorance of sign language.

61 posted on 11/01/2012 8:43:30 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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