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This front matter section of the book The Accentual History of the Japanese and Ryukyuan Languages: A Reconstruction presents the table of contents, preface, and a list of abbreviations and notations. The book gives a brief introduction on Japonic language history, and discusses controversial issues in the reconstruction of Proto-Japonic accent. The book explores pitch accent in relation to moras, syllables, pitch, stress, and tones, and focuses on reconstruction of Proto-Ryukyuan accent.

Keywords: Japanese language; Proto-Japonic accent; Proto-Ryukyuan accent; Ryukyuan language



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