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By Margaret Read MacDonald

Working without or with a local speaker, a storyteller can contact the minds and hearts of all listeners―even people with very little English language talents. the following a bunch of specialist storytellers proportion numerous tips and strategies that aid bridge the language hole; in addition to pattern tales that librarians, lecturers, storytellers can simply include into their repertoires. 4 uncomplicated ideas for bilingual telling are explored: summarizing, line-by-line translation, tandem telling, and inserted words. moreover, members talk about such issues because the translator's function, utilizing tale in language guideline, featuring tellers of alternative languages, touring and giving workshops out of the country, and more.

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And Venezuelan-born Angela Lloyd tells of her changing sense of story, as she switches back and forth between languages. Each of these Spanish/ English-speaking tellers has developed a unique method of communicating across the language barrier. Michael Harvey tells in both English and Welsh. He shares here his techniques for interlacing the Welsh language into stories . . sometimes for English-speaking audiences . . sometimes for Welsh speakers (who also speak English). The beauty of the language inspires him to do this difficult work.

Snakes are our enemies. 18 Tell the World: Storytelling Across Language Barriers MS: Boku mo kimi towa mou asobenainnda. Kaeru wa nakama ja naindatte. I can’t play with you anymore either. Frogs are not our friends. MRM: Bye bye. MS: Sayonara. MRM: But wait. Watch what I can do! MS: E? nani ga dekirutte? ] MRM: Yes. Slide . . slide . . slide . . slide . . MS: Boku modayo! Miteyo! [ME too! ] [English] Hop . . hop . . hop . . hop . . Nyo-ron . . nyo-ron . . nyo-ron . . MRM: Bye bye, Friend.

Hop . . slide . . slide . . slide . . Nyo-ron . . nyo-ron . . nyo-ron . . [Note that this is a direct repeat of the previous action. ] MRM: WHAT are you doing? (Assuming role of Snake Mother) MS: Boku tobihanete irundayo. ] MRM: Hopping? WHO taught you to do that? MS: Boku no atarashii otomodachi ga oshiete kuretanndayo. ] MRM: What is your new friend’s name? MS: Atarashii otomodachi no namae wa Kaeru-kun te iundayo. ] MRM: FROG! You can’t play with frogs! Frogs are not our friends! MS: Kaeru wa nakama ja naino?

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