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Heritage Speakers: Linguistics and Pedagogy

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Pia Arboleda

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Dr. Pia Arboleda is assistant professor of Filipino and Philippine Literature at the Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures where she teaches 'Translation Theory and Practice,' 'Philippine History and Culture,' and 'Philippine Folklore.' She received her doctorate degree in Language and Literature from De La Salle University, Manila. Prior to joining University of Hawaii at Manoa, she taught Philippine Literature, Language and History at Osaka University for four and a half years. She has translated and subtitled Raymond Red's "Sakay" and Jon Red's "Ilusyon." Dr. Arboleda is now working on the translation and subtitles of Eddie Romero's "Noli Me Tangere" 13-episode TV series. She is also a poet and creative writer. Her works have appeared in 'Forbidden Fruit: Women Write the Erotic,' 'Kung Ibig Mo: Love Poetry by Women,' and 'Essays on Women', among others.