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Written

Formal

Permanent

Monologic

Distant

Asynchronous

Synchronous

Close

Interactive

Ephemeral

Informal

Spoken

This is a huge area - it can perhaps even be argued that so very few texts are ‘really’ written or spoken that the majority of texts are blended in some way.  That’s an extreme position, of course, but it does prove that mode is not straightforward and is worthy of discussion beyond just “x is in the written mode while y is in the spoken mode”.


Things to particularly consider about blended texts include:

Blended Mode