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History

2018. 8. 27
Professor So Kang-chun (Chonbuk National University) took office as the eleventh Director General.
2016. 9. 27
The research departments were reorganized with Korean Sign Language and Korean Braille Promotion Division
2015. 10.
The National Institute of the Korean Language was renamed National Institute of Korean Language.
2015. 5.
Professor Song Cheol-eui (Seoul National University) took office as the tenth Director General.
2014. 2. 17.
The two research departments were reorganized as Planning and Training Department, and Language Research Department.
  • Planning and Training Department (Planning and Operations Division, Language Usage Review Division, Education and Training Division)
  • Language Research Department (Language Information and Resources Division, Korean Language Promotion Division, Korean Sign Language and Korean Braille Promotion Division)
2011. 12.
The second project plans for the development of the Korean language (2012~2016) was established.
2009. 5. 2.
The three research departments were reorganized as Language Research Department, Public Language Promotion Department, and Korean Language Education and Promotion Department.
2008. 10. 8.
Standard Korean Language Dictionary released a revised edition and launched the online service.
2006. 12.
The master plan for the development of the Korean language (2007~2011) was established.
2005. 1. 27.
Framework Act on Korean Language (Act 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. 8. 7.
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-gugeo daesajeon (Standard Korean Language Dictionary) in 3 volumes.
1994. 5. 4.
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. 1. 1.
The Institute commenced the compilation of Standard Korean Language Dictionary.
1991. 1. 23.
The Institute was reopened as The National Academy of the Korean Language affiliated to the Ministry of Culture.
1990. 11. 14.
The organization of the Institute (Presidential Decree No. 13163) consisted of the General Affairs Division and Research Department I, II, and III.
1984. 5. 1.
The Research Institute of the Korean Language was opened as an affiliate of the National Institute of Sciences.