Edith R Borbon

Adjunct Professor and Language Liaison

Part-Time Faculty

(415) 422-5213 Cowell Hall G03

Biography

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.

Professor 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.

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

Professor Borbon does interpreting work in healthcare and social services, and has translated documents for city and county agencies.

Education
BA in Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley
MS in Education, with a specialization in Intercultural Communication, University of Pennsylvania
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.