María Ángeles Orts Llopis

María Ángeles Orts Llopis has taught and translated professional English since the beginning of her career, including especially the areas of law, economics and trade. In these areas, she has taught and coordinated numerous postgraduate courses in several international and national institutions and universities and has published extensively in international journals and monographs.

Over the course of the 30 years of her professional career, which began as a translator-interpreter in Navantia (Cartagena) and at the service of the Egyptian Embassy for the development of various contracts and agreements for the sale of warships to that country, Orts has given seminars, conferences and plenary presentations on the translation of legal discourse, on the discourse on economics and business and its translation, and on Shipping Business in institutions such as ENAE (Escuela de Negocios of Murcia), the Chamber of Commerce of Murcia, the UPC (Universidad Politécnica de Murcia), the UPC (Universidad Politécnica de Catalonia), the Pompeu Fabra University and the University of Vaasa, in Finland, among others.

She has been a visiting professor at Brooklyn Law School in New York, and at the IIT (Illinois Institute of Technology) in Chicago, as well as in the Department of Business and Communication of the University of Aarhus (Denmark), CERLIS, or Language Research Centre at the University of Bergamo, and the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen (NHH).

In addition to being a regular visitor to international forums such as the biannual symposia on Forensic Linguistics, Language and Society (Denver, Colorado; Connecticut) and Language and the Law (Cardiff; Porto; Barcelona), her recent publications include articles on on economic and legal discourse and its translation in journals such as Ibérica (2005 and 2006), The European Journal of English Studies (Routledge, 2007), The Journal of Pragmatics (Elsevier-Springer, 2010 and 2016) , The International Journal for the Semiotics of the Law (Elsevier Springer, 2011, 2016 and 2018), LSP and Professional Communication (2008 and 2014), Fachsprache (2015), RAEI (Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses) (2007) and 2016), Hermes (2016, and 2019), Comares (2017), Llengua I Dret (2017 and 2019), Quaderns de Filología (2017) and RESLA (Spanish Journal of Applied Linguistics (2018), among many others. She has also published several books on topics of interest to her research: A Crash Course in Business English (1998), English for Overseas (2001), Approach to legal discourse in English (2007) and Legal and Economic English: A Handbook for their learning and translation (2010).

Her current research revolves the economic and legal lexicon of the global systemic crisis (part two, 2020-2021), the translation of crimes of corruption and gender-based violence, the expression of power and legitimacy in legal texts, and the expression of the emotion (appraisal theory and sentiment analysis) in the discourse of laws and economic reports. At the moment she is the Coordinator of the Master and Doctorate courses at her Faculty.

Universidad de Murcia



2020 – 2001


Universidad de Murcia




2020 – Present