New Course: Spanish for Heritage Speakers. Dr. K. Allen Davis, coming Fall 2015
On Perception and Feedback Facilitating Production in Second Language Phonology. Botero and Davis (2015). Linqua-International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Culture (accepted)
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Indianapolis Symphonic Choir; Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Clowes Memorial Hall. June 12-14th, 2015.
Fauré's Requiem and Zabur. The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. April 24th, 2015. Hilbert Circle Theater.
Recent News and Events
Training Type and Individual Learning Styles in L2 Pronunciation. The 96th Annual American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. July 8-11, 2014. Panama City, Panama
Daphnis and Chloe. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, and Dance Kaleidescope. Clowes Hall, June 14th, 2014
War Requiem, Benjamin Britten. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, the
Indianapolis Children's Choir, The Indianapolis Men's Chorus, and the Butler University Chorale. The Palladium, 8:00 PM May 3rd 2014
I'm Dr. Allen Davis, Director of the Basic Language Program in Spanish in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Indiana University-Bloomington. and welcome to my personal hompage.
In addition to being Director, Lecturer of Spanish, and a linguist, in my spare time, I am also a musician and an artist. I have my Doctorate in Hispanic Linguistics from Penn State Universityand my dissertation research and current projects examine specific aspects of the relationship between music and second language acquisition, particularly the effects of musical ability on pronunciation. Prior to my time at Penn State, I worked as a medical translator and interpreter for various hospitals in the Indianapolis metropolitan area and with the Hispanic Center of Indianapolis.
I truly love my job as an educator and I am lucky to still be able to devote much of my spare time to music and the arts. To the left in the column alongsie my education and work background, in What's up next, you can see a small listing of events that I will be participating in over the upcoming months, both academic and musical; you can also find a list of some recent news and events. Below you can find some pictures from various conferences and concert venues and locations, as well as links to education related news stories
(updated 20 March 2015)