Basic Japanese Grammar by Everett F. Bleiler
Basic Japanese Grammar is a refreshingly clear, simple and compact guide to colloquial, everyday Japanese. It teaches all the grammar needed to speak and understand simple spoken Japanese, but leaves aside the baggage of unnecessary or rarely used forms and constructions that are more important for written Japanese. Covering only what is essential, it provides an efficient way for learners who have limited time to gain basic proficiency and begin to communicate naturally with Japanese speakers.
Basic Japanese Grammar - About the Author
Everett F. Bleiler, born in 1920, was an editor at Dover Publications where this book was originally published.