What exactly is a liguistic marker?
Re: What exactly is a liguistic marker?
A linguistic marker is a feature of a person's speech that identifies him as being from a particular linguistic group. For instance, if you "pahk ya cah" (park your car) those dropped r's are a linguistic marker that identifies you as probably from the American Northeast. If you call a knife a shank that's a marker that indicates you've been in an American prison (or want to sound like you have).
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