|Author||Rita L. Lampkin|
|ISBN||0844284068 (softcover) [COPAC, Library of Congress, Webcatplus, Wikipedia]|
Review by Mark Walsh
This is an affordable and helpful book. The main entries are organized by grammar category. For example, the section on verbs explains the conjugations by verb type; dictionary verb, -masu form verb, etc. Although I no longer use mine because I replaced it with DBJG, this book was a better first choice for me when I was a new student because of its simplicity. I would have been overwhelmed with DBJG at the start.
Review by Charles Eicher
Some people swear by this book but I just don't like it. It's all romaji and it presents grammar in an extremely weird, disorganized way. It seems to be a list of cheat sheets, not a reference book. I don't think this book will lead to any systematic learning of Japanese. But that's just my opinion ... read more
Review by Thor Asmund
This book is the best reference book for Japanese grammar for people on a beginner's level I have seen. It covers everything from simple sentence constructions, through adjectives, adverbs and conjunctions to verb usage and advanced verb endings. It has a lot of tables with useful words, like: Family related words, health related words, weather related words etc. But its major force is its simple presentation of many important parts of Japanese grammar. This book is the beginner's ideal supplement to a dictionary. The book uses romaji only.