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Written

Formal

Permanent

Monologic

Distant

Asynchronous

Synchronous

Close

Interactive

Ephemeral

Informal

Spoken

Speech is often stereotyped as colloquial, spontaneous and less important than writing.  Don’t let yourself slip into such oversimplifications!


Make sure you check out the speech page for help with the features of spoken language.


Things to particularly consider about spoken texts include:

Spoken Mode