A Message from the Editor-in-Chief (August, 2013)
The first AATK meeting that I attended was held in Tempe, Arizona in August of 1997. It was the Third Annual Conference. The atmosphere was welcoming and warm. We shared ideas about Korean language pedagogy and linguistics, with collegiality and mutual support. I was then a doctoral student at UCLA, researching aspects of Korean discourse, culture, and grammar. Our discussions were lively and enlightening, and I was delighted to attend that meeting. Every AATK conference that I have attended since then has been as welcoming, as warm, and as enlightening. AATK is, by far, the most collaborative and supportive professional organization that I have come to be a part of.
Seungja Choi, Yale University
I look forward to collaborating with our team and with all of our AATK members as we work together for The Korean Language in America.
We are indebted to the officers and board members of AATK for their encouragement and enthusiasm as we strive toward making these new visions a reality; to Professor Wang for her advice and guidance; to the Korea Foundation for its continuous and unbending support; and to the editorial board members whose expertise, experience, and insights will continue to help us maintain the high level of quality in the manuscripts that we publish. And we are grateful to all of you who attended our workshop The Future of The KLA at Michigan State University in June (AATK 18) and to the AATK members who responded so enthusiastically to our listserv correspondences and announcements.
The Korean Language in America is a forum for all AATK members. We welcome your submissions, suggestions, and questions. For submission guidelines and other details on The KLA, please visit the website (http://www.aatk.org/).