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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).
  • 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, Language Research Department.
  • 2011. 12. The second project plans for the development of the Korean language (2012~2016) was established.
  • 2009. 4. 17.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 launches the Internet service.
  • 2006. 12.The master plan for the development of the Korean language (2007~2011) was established.
  • 2005. 1. 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. 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-gukeodaesajeon (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.