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Table 1 Means (standard deviations are given in parentheses) of phonetic parameters duration, fundamental frequency, and intensity of the male and female speakers from a representative sample of 24 quadruples of stimuli (2 speakers × 2 stress patterns).

From: Neuro-cognitive foundations of word stress processing - evidence from fMRI

  Duration in seconds Fundamental Frequency in Hz Intensity in dB
stress pattern PU F PU F PU F
syllable type S1 S2 S1 S2 S1 S2 S1 S2 S1 S2 S1 S2
female speaker .37 (.06) .73 (.07) .30 (.06) .80 (.06) 213 (21) 162 (28) 191 (11) 189 (8.5) 80 (1.5) 71 (4.2) 78 (2.1) 77 (2.2)
male speaker .47 (.05) .76 (.06) .34 (.06) .83 (.07) 129 (21) 102 (7) 119 (32) 110 (11) 79 (1.1) 73 (2.6) 77 (2.5) 77 (1.4)
  1. The values for F0 and intensity are averaged over syllables using PRAAT (Boersma & Weenink; version 5.1.19). Each value is given for each syllable in each stress pattern (numbers indicate the syllable position within a word and stressed syllables are printed in bold).
  2. PU: penultimate stress; F: final stress.