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
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 Tagalog (Filipino) 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.
"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.