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  • The National Institute of The Korean Language was launched under the control of the Ministry of Culture on January 23, 1991 by 
Presidential Decree No. 13163(November 14, 1990).
  • 2012. 4. Professor Min Hyun-sik(Seoul National University) took office as the ninth Director General.
  • 2011. 12. The second project plans for the development of the Korean language(2012~2016) was established.
  • 2009. 04. 17.The three research departments were reorganized as Language Research Department, Public Language Promotion
  • Department and Korean Language Education and Promotion Department.
  • 2008. 10. 08.Standard Korean Language Dictionary released a revised edition and launches the Internet service.
  • 2006. 12.The master plan for the development of the Korean language(2007~2011) was established.
  • 2005. 01. 27.The Framework Act on the National language(Law No. 7368) was announced.
  • 2004. 11. 11.The National Research Institute of the Korean Language was renamed The National Institute of the Korean Language
  • (Presidential Decree No. 18588).
  • 2000. 08. 07.The Institute was relocated to the present office building in Banghwa-dong
  • (#827, Banghwa 3-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul).
  • 1999. 10. 11.The Institute published Pyojun-gukeodaesajeon(Standard Korean Language Dictionary) in 3 volumes.
  • 1994. 05. 04.The three research departments were renamed as Department of Language Standardization Research,
  • Department of Descriptive Linguistic Research, and Department of Bibliographical and Pedagogical Research and Public Relations as the Ministry of Culture and its affiliates were reorganized(Presidential Decree No. 14249).
  • 1992. 01. 01.The Institute commenced the compilation of Standard Korean Language Dictionary.
  • 1991. 01. 23.The Institute was reopened as 'The National Academy of the Korean Language' affiliated to the Ministry of Culture.
  • The organization of the Institute(Presidential Decree No. 13163) consisted of the General Affairs Division
  • 1990. 11. 14.and Research Department I, II, and III.
  • 1984. 05. 10.The Research Institute of the Korean Language was opened as an affiliate of the National Institute of Sciences.