CALL FOR PAPERS
Seventh ANNUAL MEETING of the Slavic Linguistics Society
We invite you to submit abstracts to the seventh meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society, to be held on the campus of The University of Kansas, in Lawrence, Kansas, USA 25–27 August 2012.
The purpose of SLS is to create a community of students and scholars interested in Slavic linguistics, that is, the systematic and scholarly study of the Slavic languages. The Society aspires to be as open and inclusive as possible; no school, framework, approach, or theory is presupposed, nor is there any restriction in terms of geography, academic affiliation or status.
Papers dealing with any aspect of Slavic linguistics and within any framework are appropriate, as well as those that represent cross-disciplinary approaches (sociolinguistics, computational linguistics, language acquisition, etc.). The only restriction is that all papers should address an issue pertaining to Slavic linguistics. All talks will be for 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for discussion. We encourage everyone to participate and ask you to share this announcement with as many colleagues and students as possible.
Abstracts were due by 1 May 2012. Under exceptional circumstances we may be able to include a late paper. If you decide to do so, please send your abstracts (ca. 500 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org, and include your full name, e-mail address, and institutional affiliation, as well as send a note to one of the conference organizers (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com)
Pre-registration for the conference is now open and does require a fee of USD $60 (tenured and tenure-track faculty in US and W. Europe) or $35 (everyone else). This link allows you to pay via PayPal.
Where is Lawrence, Kansas?
The closest commercial airport is the Kansas City International Airport (MCI) in Kansas City, Mo., approximately 50 miles from Lawrence. We strongly recommend car rental for ground transportation because it is generally less expensive than other methods to Lawrence.
Driving Directions: The map below is the route from MCI to Lawrence. If you click on "view larger map" you will be able to change the end-point from Lawrence to the hotel you are staying at and print out step-by-step directions.
For all of the above route, some portion of the route is toll (should be around $1.65).
You can make your own reservations with a commercial shuttle, a taxi, or a car rental company for transportation from the airport to Lawrence. Below is information about various companies currently connecting from the Kansas City airport to Lawrence:
Better Alternative Transportation Services (BATS):
$75 (cash) or $80 (credit card) for exclusive personalized, dedicated service for up to 5 people with door-to-door delivery to any location in Lawrence. Driver monitors flight arrivals and can meet passengers at the airport gate. Reservations must be made at least 2 days in advance by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or at least 24 hours in advance by telephone (913-634-5484).
Ground Transportation, Inc. (GTI):
$40 (cash) or $50 (credit card) for each rider for basic shared-ride shuttle service with door-to-door delivery to any location in Lawrence. Town car service for $95 total or private van for $150 total is also available. For more information, visit www.GTILawrence.com or call 785-842-8294 or 1-888-467-3729.
Five Guys Shuttle:
$85 flat rate for up to 4 people (not each). No extra charges. Door-to-door Shuttle Service includes pickup from the airport to your apartment, hotel, or dorm. For reservations, visit http://www.fiveguysshuttle.com/reservations.html or call 913-748- 5423 between 8:00 AM and 11:00 PM Central Time.
$99 - $125 for shared-ride door-to-door shuttle service for up to 10 passengers. For additional details, go to http://www.supershuttle.com/ or call 1-800-BLUEVAN (1-800-258-3826) toll-free from within the U.S.
KCI Road Runner:
$39 (may be more depending upon luggage) for shared ride shuttle service from airport to the Holiday Inn Holidome (200 McDonald Drive, Lawrence). There is additional $7 for door-to-door each way. Shuttle makes NO other stops in Lawrence, so riders must arrange for additional connecting transportation to their final destination. Call 1-800-826-8294 toll-free within the U.S. or visit www.kciroadrunner.com for additional information.
Taxis are available through various taxi service telephones located at the baggage claim areas in each terminal and outside the terminal exits.
AccommodationsThe Oread - New luxury hotel within a 5-minute walk of the conference venue (ask for conference rate for Slavic Linguistics Society); bar and restaurants in hotel
The Eldridge Hotel - Historical Lawrence hotel, about 15-20 minute walk (uphill) to conference venue, but close to downtown restaurants and shops
Springhill Suites - Modern hotel with view of the Kansas River
Others - Many of the usual suspects
Where to eat and what to do and see while you are here
LawrenceList of restaurants
University of Kansas - Various sites on campus, including the Dole Center, Natural History Museum, and the Spencer Museum of Art.
Haskell Indian Nations University - Cultural Center and Museum (call for hours 785-832-6686)
Kansas City (ca. 1 hr. drive east of Lawrence)The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - one of the great US art museums. Treasures of the Steamboat Arabia Museum - Everyday life in 1856 as represented by a fully excavated steamboat and its cargo that sank in the Missouri River; co-located with the Kansas City City Market
National World War I Museum - and don't forget the Russia's Great War and Revolution website, hosted by the University of Kansas
The Harry S Truman Library and Museum - a little north of K.C. in Liberty, MO
ElsewhereThe Konza Prairie - A research station affiliated with Kansas State U. Call to arrange group trips to see Buffalo reserve; some trails are open to the public. About a 1.5 hr. drive west of Lawrence.
The Eisenhower Museum and Library - About an hour west of Lawrence, in Abilene