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marked man

A person who is targeted for harm or retaliation of some kind. After Ed alerted the authorities about the corruption that took place within the company, he became a marked man.
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mark (something) with a white stone

obsolete To consider or indicate that something is very favorable, fortunate, or pleasurable. Usually used in passive constructions. Those are days that shall forever be marked with a white stone in my mind.
See also: mark, stone, white

*marked man

Fig. to be someone, usually a male, who is in danger from harm by someone else. (*Typically: be ~; live like ~.) Bob's a marked man. His parents found out that he's skipping school. Fred's a marked man, too. Jack is looking for him to get his money back.
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marked man, a

Also, marked woman. A person singled out as an object of suspicion, hostility, or vengeance. For example, As a witness to the robbery, he felt he was a marked man, or After her fiasco at the meeting, she was a marked woman-no one would hire her. This idiom was first recorded in 1833.
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a marked ˈman

a man who is in danger of being killed by his enemies: When they discovered he was a spy, he became a marked man.
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phonological markedness constraints should be phonetically grounded in some property of articulation or perception.
She adds that because markedness in language originates from speech communities outside of the classroom, primary efforts for change must be made in those communities where it is rooted in.
However, asymmetries in goal and benefactive verbs (also reported by Oh (2010)) indicate that higher accuracy in PPCs could not be explained by markedness.
Markedness and topic continuity in discourse processing.
As already mentioned, Croft's model is centred around the notion of morpho-syntactic markedness.
In Antonio Bertacca's "The Language of Charles Darwin's Red Notebook" (8399) linguistic markedness, or rather 'markedness reversal', owes to the 'self-oriented', 'intrapersonal' character of the notebook, in which "full expression would have been unsuitable" (p.
Among the topics are sonority and sonority-based relationships within American English monosyllabic words, whether the sonority sequencing principle is an epiphenomenon, sonority variation in stochastic optimality theory and its implications for markedness hierarchies, sonority and the larynx, the sonority dispersion principle in the acquisition of Hebrew word final codas, and acceleration peaks and sonority in Finnish sign language syllables.
The experience of "humor" as a cooperative construction between the narrator/sender and the receiver/reader based on pragmatic presuppositions, implicatures, cognitive informativeness, and markedness underlies Ermida's hybrid model entitled "Hypothesis.
But here it begins to get the fuller comparative and deeper regional treatment it deserves from seasoned field researchers with strong ethnographic and linguistic understanding of the pragmatics of markedness.
Building on Blom and Gumperz's (1972) notion of ' situational' code-switching, two models have developed which focus on the setting of interactions and socio-psychological features that pertain to it: Giles's Speech Accommodation Theory (Giles, Bourhis & Taylor 1977), later known as Communication Accommodation Theory (Giles, Coupland & Coupland 1991) and Myers-Scotton's Markedness Model (1993), later extended as the Rational Choice Model (2001).
Cintron (1997) studied code- switching in Nuyorican and Chicano poetry from the perspective of Myers-Scotton's markedness model in an attempt to connect poetics, stylistics, and linguistics.
Davison, Alice (1984), "Syntactic markedness and the definition of sentence topic", en Language, vol.
One of the more complete theories of code switching within sociolinguistics is the Markedness Model, developed by Carol Myers- Scotten (1993).