Thirty easy-to-follow lessons present the most common features of the language in short, simple and immediately useful sentences. Practice exercises enable the user to apply grammar and vocabulary, and emphasize colloquial Japanese conversation. Accompanying the lessons is a Japanese-English dictionary of 3,000 words, providing an immediate key to the most frequently used words of the language. Based on years of successful, proven linguistic methods, "Easy Japanese" is an eminently practical introduction to the language.
Samuel E. Martin received his undergraduate and master's degree in Oriental languages from the University of California at Berkeley and his Ph.D. in linguistics from Yale University. He is the author of several books, including A Reference Grammar of Japanese.