Comparative Slavic Morphosyntax:
"The State of the Art"

Information for Participants and Attendees


The Workshop will be held at McCormick's Creek State Park, near Spenser, Indiana, about 15 miles west of Bloomington, Indiana (home of Indiana University) along highway 46.

Practical Arrangements

There is NO registration fee for the Workshop, but we ask that you inform us in advance if you plan to attend, so that we can make appropriate arrangements for the included meals (see below).

We will have a single large room, with classroom-style seating (tables facing the front). We will have an overhead projector, so speakers may prepare transparencies if they like, as well as an easel with poster-sized paper to write on if you prefer. We recommend that you bring 40 handouts with you if possible. Limited Xeroxing facilities are available for 10 cents/copy at the site, but it is better not to count on this.

Air: You should fly in and out of Indianapolis. We will provide free airport transportation if you communicate your arrival and departure information in advance. As an emergency backup (in case of serious flight delays or if your ride's car should break down and strand you at the airport), there is reasonably priced shuttle service to Bloomington from the Ground Transportation Center at the airport. We don't expect this to be an issue, but just in case, the shuttle schedule is given below. If you are not met as expected call the Slavica Publishers office at 1-812-856-4186 to communicate your problem.

Driving: If you arrive by car from the north or east, exit I-465 (the circle road around Indianapolis) onto highway 67 at the SW corner of the city, and head south about 45 miles; turn south (left) only highway 231 about 10 miles north of Spenser, and at the first stoplight in Spenser (one of only three!) turn left (east) onto highway 46. Go two miles, then turn left into the park at a well-marked entrance. At the gate, state that your are arriving for the Slavic Workshop, and they will admit you without the $2 admission charge). The Canyon Inn is about 1 km into the park along the main road, and it is well marked.

If you arrive from the south, take I-65 to highway 46 at Columbus, Indiana. Exit west (left) and travel 50-60 miles through Bloomington to the park, which will be on the right just before Spenser.

From the west, take I-70 towards Indianapolis, and exit onto highway 231. Travel about 30 miles south to Spenser, then follow the directions above.

From Bloomington, Spenser is 15 miles to the west along highway 46 (drive west on 17th St, which becomes 46 as it leaves Bloomington).

Email me if you require additional transportation information!


The workshop will be held at the Canyon Inn on the territory of McCormick's Creek State Park. Two types of rooms are available:

1 double bed ($60/night)
2 single beds ($60/night as single, $30/person/night as double)

The rooms are small but quite nice, all with air conditioning, private bath, color TV, and the usual furnishings.

We have contracted to pay the Inn directly for our block of rooms (thus saving all taxes, since we are a tax-exempt organization!), and therefore you should make reservations with us via email, fax, etc., and plan to pay us for your room upon arrival at the Workshop. We prefer checks, if possible, but will take cash happily and can take credit cards if there is no other alternative (we will have to handle this through Slavica, as if you were purchasing books instead of paying for the room).

The Canyon Inn has a swimming pool, and various outdoor recreation facilities are available (hiking through the woods, horseback riding for a fee, etc.), so pack accordingly if you plan to take advantage of these opportunities during the Workshop! Expect hot and humid weather, with daily temperatures reaching or exceeding 30 degrees Celsius.

Overflow rooms are available at the Patriot Inn, about 1 km from the park entrance. These rooms cost about $44 single plus $4-5 per additional person in room. They are not as nice as the Canyon Inn rooms, and staying away from the workshop diminishes the coziness of the Workshop experience, so we will not use them unless we run out of space at the Canyon Inn (and this does not appear to be a problem at the moment). If you have to stay there, we will provide transportation to and from the conference site.

If you want to stay in Bloomington for a few days before or after the workshop, we have blocked some rooms in Eigenmann Hall, a graduate dormitory with single rooms, on-premises cafeteria, and within walking distance of our library. Rooms cost about $28/day (food is not included), and may be paid for by credit card, cash, or checks. You should request these rooms through me in advance of the Workshop, specifying arrival and departure dates.


The conference will provide the following meals at no charge to participants (if you are accompanied by a spouse or children, they are welcome to join us but you must pay for their food; email me for details). It is VERY important that I have an exact count BEFORE the conference, as I must provide this information to the Canyon Inn, so please keep me informed of your plans

Friday evening: outdoor picnic dinner (barbecue chicken and ribs, various other dishes; vegetarians can feast on salads etc.; indoors if it rains)

Saturday morning: coffee/juice/pastries/fruit at the conference room

Saturday lunch: buffet with sandwiches, salads, beverages, etc.

Sunday morning: same as Saturday morning.

Saturday evening and Sunday lunch are NOT provided for. I figure many people might want to go to a restaurant in Bloomington, but there is a decent restaurant in the Canyon Inn as well, and one pleasant-looking hilltop restaurant in Spenser as well.

Additional information is available:

All requests for information, inquiries about position papers, and abstracts should be sent to:

[Office tel.] 1-812-855-2829

George Fowler

[Dept. tel.] 1-812-855-9906/-2624/-2608

Dept. of Slavic Languages

[Dept. fax] 1-812-855-2107

Ballantine 502

[Home tel.] 1-317-726-1482

Indiana University

[Home fax] 1-317-726-1642

Bloomington, IN 47405 USA

[Slavica tel.] 1-812-856-4186


[Slavica fax] 1-812-856-4187

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Last updated: 25 May 1998

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