Asian Studies — Modern and Classical Languages — Philippine Studies
Edith R. Borbon

Edith R. Borbon

Adjunct Professor and Language Liaison

Edith R. Borbon spent her first seventeen years in Manila, the Philippines, before immigrating to California with her family. She earned her BA in Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley. Her MS in Education, with a specialization in Intercultural Communication, is from the University of Pennsylvania.

Professor Borbon has traveled widely, and has taught English and writing for over 15 years. She is also an accomplished editor and technical writer who has worked on both scholarly manuscripts and flight simulation manuals.

Prof Borbon teaches Filipino (Tagalog) and is involved with developing the program and the collection. She is also active as a healthcare and social services interpreter, and has translated documents for city and county agencies.

Publications
"Filipino Americans: Names and Name Giving." Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife. Santa Barbara, CA; Denver, CO; Oxford, England: Greenwood Press, 2011.

"Filipino Americans: Vernacular Language, Speech, and Manner." Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife. Santa Barbara, CA; Denver, CO; Oxford, England: Greenwood Press, 2011.