Learning from Practice: Interpreting at the 11M Terrorist Attack Trial (Report)
Translation & Interpreting 2010, July, 2, 2
Translation & Interpreting
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1. Introduction The scale of the 11M terrorist attack horrified Spaniards and others around the world, primarily because of the staggering number of victims. Later, at the trial, the number of defendants, lawyers, and witnesses that were ultimately involved in the proceedings would prove to have a similar overwhelming effect. Other specific characteristics (and difficulties) of the trial included the linguistic and socio-cultural background of the majority of the defendants involved as well as the politicisation of the trial itself. The national election that took place soon after the attack was decisively influenced by the fallout from the event, bringing about a change of government. It has been more than six years now since the attack and more than two years since the verdict was handed down (June 16, 2008), yet at the end of 2009 there were still ongoing events related to the trial. In November 2009 seven individuals were indicted for their involvement in helping some of the 11M terrorists to escape, as is evidenced in the following citations from press articles
- Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
- Published: Jul 01, 2010
- Publisher: University of Western Sydney
- Seller: The Gale Group, Inc.
- Print Length: 29 Pages
- Language: English