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

Edith R. Borbon

Adjunct Professor and Language Liaison

Edith R. Borbon was born and raised in Manila, the Philippines. At seventeen, she immigrated with her family to California. She earned a BA in Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley and an MS in Education, with a specialization in Intercultural Communication, from the University of Pennsylvania.

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

Prof Borbon teaches Filipino (Tagalog) and participates in the Filipino program's evaluation and improvement. She also performs student language assessment and placement.

Prof Borbon does interpreting work in healthcare and social services, 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.