Comportamiento no marcado

English translation: Unmarked behaviour

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Spanish term or phrase:Comportamiento no marcado
English translation:Unmarked behaviour
Entered by: Desmond Graal

17:25 Jan 16, 2002
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
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Spanish term or phrase: Comportamiento no marcado
Hi! This is a linguistics text about the use of polite/impolite language in political debates. The sentence I'm having trouble with goes:

"...en un género abiertamente conflictual como el debate político, el comportamiento no marcado es, justamente, el descortés, y que éste inspira la mayor parte de la actividad interaccional."

Could anyone suggest a meaning for this "comportamiento no marcado"? Is is stg. to do with uncharacteristic behaviour, or am I completely off the mark?

Look forward to hearing your suggestions.

Desmond
Desmond Graal
Local time: 02:13
unmarked behavio(u)r
Explanation:
The term is proper to linguistics, as against marked and mirrored behaviour. See the article below:
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Parrot
Spain
Local time: 02:13
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Thanks for the quick reply. I checked the website out and it seems to be the term I'm looking for.

Desmond

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unmarked behavio(u)r


Explanation:
The term is proper to linguistics, as against marked and mirrored behaviour. See the article below:


    Reference: http://www.tjhsst.edu/~phannah2/ch8.htm
Parrot
Spain
Local time: 02:13
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 7645
Grading comment
Thanks for the quick reply. I checked the website out and it seems to be the term I'm looking for.

Desmond
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