Poor Geoffrey


This is the first and only product that links thousands of signs to sentences that show how they change. This is critical because unlike English words, ASL signs change - inflect - from sentence to sentence to show different meanings. The sign for help, for example, can change to mean help me, help them, help for a long time, etc. The experts at RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf have developed this innovative dictionary that not only shows you 2,700 signs, but shows most of them in sentences. You can see the inflections and learn how they work to help gain a true understanding of the language of ASL, not just a list of its vocabulary.

Date of creation, presentation, or exhibit



Funds for Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) program-US Department of Education, Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation, Gannett Foundation. Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

Document Type

Scholarly Blog, Podcast or Website

Department, Program, or Center

American Sign Language and Interpreting Education (NTID)


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