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Claudia Poblete Olmedo

I’d like to see plain language theory in practice in order to help people.

Claudia Poblete Olmedo is currently researching the clarity of Chilean legislation. She is also a plain language advisor to public institutions. As a member of the Chilean Plain Language Network, she makes plain language proposals in other areas, as well. Claudia is a Board Member of PLAIN and a country representative of Clarity.


Claudia holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso and a PhD in Spanish Philology (European Doctorate Mention) from Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain). She’s worked as a professor of General Linguistics, Text drafting and comprehension, Spanish Phonetics and Phonology and she’s directed theses on Forensic phonetics. She teaches oral and written communication to lawyers at the Law School of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso and she’s now focusing on clear legal discourse and clarity standards for Spanish.

Plain Language clarity standards for Spanish: need and urgency

Claudia Poblete Olmedo, professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso and foundress of the Chilean Plain Language Network

In this presentation, I’ll tell you why we should work on standards for each language, paying special attention to Spanish. I’ll also address the need and make a proposal for clarity standards in Spanish. On the other hand, I’ll show you how the definition of clarity in Spanish will mark the development of plain language networks in Spanish-speaking countries, especially in Chile.


Participants will learn:

  • About the clarity markers in Spanish legal writing

  • Why it’s important to work on collaborative plain language networks


Useful Resources:

Website of the Chilean Plain Language Network to learn more about good practices in Spanish.

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Paper published in the Journal of Language and Law about the history of plain language in Latin America




Claudia Poblete Olmedo, profesora de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso e integrante de la Red Lenguaje Claro Chile


En la presentación abordaré el por qué se debe trabajar en los estándares de cada lengua en particular y del español en específico. También dare algunas rezone sde pro qué es urgente definer los estándares de claridda para el español. Junto con esto, hare una propuesta para los estándares del español. Por otra parte, relacionaré la urgencia de definir qué es la claridad en español y cómo esto marca el Desarrollo las redes de lengueja claro en español, específicamnete la de Chile.


Aprenderán qué elementos marcan la claridad en la escritura jurídica en español y por qué es importante trabajar en redes colaborativas que fomenten el lenguaje claro


web de la red LC Chile dond encuentran buenas practicas en español

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paper de la Revista Lengua y Derecho que resume la historia de LC en América Latina