KOREAN

The Korean Association of Language Studies





he qualitative improvement of the academic quality through research in the field of linguistics and language education
We promote academic exchange and fellowship between domestic and overseas members and academic societies.

KALS Constitution

KALS Constitution & Amendments

Chapter 1: General

Article 1 (Name)
The name of this association is called 'The Korean Association of Linguistic Studies' and its abbreviation is KALS.
Article 2 (Purpose)
The association aims to improve the quality of scholarship through academic conferences concerning the studies or the researches in the field of language and language education, and to promote academic exchange and fellowship between domestic and international members and academic societies.
Article 3 (Mission)
To achieve the purpose of Article 2, the association shall carry out the followings:
1. To host the academic conference, research & study meeting, and seminar
2. To set up the projects requisite to the publication of the KALS journals and the research & study activities of linguistics & language education
3. To promote scholarly exchange with domestic and overseas academic societies
4. To compile and provide the information related to linguistics and language education
5. To promote fellowship activities
6. To host all the other activities requisite to the fulfillment of this association's goals
Article 4 (Address)
The office of the association shall be located at the place determined by the executive board, and may have branch offices where necessary.


Chapter 2 Membership

Article 5 (Classification and Qualification)
1. The association is composed of regular members, student members, honorary members, and special members.
2. Regular members must agree to the KALS’s tenets, abide by the KALS's constitution and ethics regulations as a person who engage in education, research institutes and businesses, and submit a membership application, subject to confirmation by the executive board.
3. Student members must agree to the KALS’s tenets, be interested in linguistics and language education and submit a membership application, subject to confirmation by the executive board.
4. Honorary members, those who are considered to have contributed to the development of the KALS, are crowned by the executive board.
5. Special members, individuals, or institute and groups providing financial support for the development of the KALS, are selected by the executive board.
Article 6 (Duties and Rights)
1. Regular members pay membership fees and receive various publications published by the KALS. In addition, they are eligible to publish their papers in the KALS journals, or JLS and have voting rights at the General Assembly.
2. Student members pay membership fees and receive various publications published by the KALS. In addition, they are eligible to publish their papers in the KALS journals, or JLS. However, they do not have voting rights at the general meeting.
3. Honorary members may provide advice and suggestion as requested for the KALS and state their opinions at the general meeting.
4. Special members shall provide financial support for the development of the KALS and may express their opinions at the general meeting.
Article 7 (Loss of Membership)
1. The member's qualification is forfeited when he/she makes an announcement of one’s withdrawal.
2. Members whose conduct is deemed contrary to the stated purpose and mission of this association and/or who have blemished the honor and reputation of the association may have their membership revoked by the president after the resolution of the executive board.
3. Regular and student members may automatically have their membership forfeited if they fail to pay their membership fees for two years. However, a person whose membership is forfeited under this regulation can regain his/her membership by paying the unpaid membership fees.


Chapter 3 Officers

Article 8 (Organization)
The association shall have the following officers:
1. President: One person
2. Vice-President: Within 5 persons, including Senior Vice President
3. Auditors: Two
4. Secretary for General Affairs: Two
5. Treasurer: One Person
6. Secretary for Editorial Affairs: A few people, including the Editorial Chairman (one)
7. Secretary for Research: A few people
8. Secretary for Information: A few people
9. Secretary for International Exchange: A few people
10. Secretary for Public-Relations: A few people
11. Advisor: A few people
Article 9 (Appointment)
1. The president and the vice-president shall be nominated by the full board of directors and ratified by the general assembly.
2. Executive Board members shall be appointed by the president and the number of executive board members shall be determined by the president’s team as necessary.
3. Directors shall be nominated by the president upon the recommendation of the executive board.
4. Auditors shall be elected by the General Assembly.
5. Advisors shall be nominated by the executive board and appointed by the president.
Article 10 (Term of Officers)
1. The officers’ term is two years and may be renewed only once.
2. When there is a vacancy during the term of office, it shall be filled up by the by-election of the executive board and the remaining term of the elected officer shall be the remaining term of his / her predecessor.
Article 11 (Duties of Officers)
1. The president is representative of this association and heads up its affairs.
2. The vice-president shall back up the president in matters of general affairs, editorial and publishing, planning and coordination, research and development, and public relations. Incasethepresidentcannolongercarryouthis/herduties,heorsheshallserveasactingpresident.
3. The executive board members shall carry out the general tasks stipulated in the association's constitution, as well as projects commissioned by the general assembly and the directors’ meeting, each of whom shall be primarily responsible for the following duties:

A. Secretary for General Affairs
1) To execute and coordinate all the general affairs of the association
2) To negotiate and manage membership

B. Treasurer
1) To manage the dues (admission fee, annual fee, etc.)
2) To manage the special dues (donations, donations and other revenues)
3) To manage the accounting (accounting and records on revenue and expenditure)
4) To plan the budget and make the financial report (once a year at the general meeting)

C. Secretary for Research
1) To plan and proceed a regular academic conference
2) To plan and proceed lectures and seminars
3) To plan and process various academic events

D. Secretary for Editorial Affairs
1) To publishing the journals
2) To deal with all the affairs related to editing the publications

E. Secretary for Information
1) To design and publish the newsletters
2) To maintain the official internet homepage and collect & afford information

F. Secretary for International Exchange
1) To design the project related to international exchanges at the academic conference
2) To manage all the other international exchange affairs

G. Secretary for Public-Relations
1) To design and propel the overall projects for the development of the association
2) To publish the newsletters and do public relations work through SNS

4. Auditors shall audit the assets and all operations of the association, and report the results to the general assembly.
5. Advisors shall give an opinion and advice for the development of the association.


Chapter 4 Assemblage

Article 12 (Functions of the General Assembly)
The general assembly shall decide on the followings.
1. Matters of selecting the president, vice-presidents, and auditors
2. Matters of amending the constitution
3. Approval of new project plans
4. Approval of budget governing revenues and expenditures
5. Other important matters
Article 13 (Convocation of the General Assembly)
1. A regular general assembly shall be convened once a year and if necessary, an extraordinary general meeting can only be convened by the president or by request of one third of the current membership. However, the membership opinion of convening the extraordinary general assembly may be collected through communication systems (e-mail, postal mail, homepage, etc.) under the resolution of the executive board.
2. The president shall be the chairman of the general assembly.
Article 14 (Quorum for the General Assembly)
1. The general assembly shall be opened as only the attending membership.
2. A bill or an agenda, at the general assembly, shall be decided by a majority of the attendees. However, in the case of an equal number of votes, the president shall conclude.
Article 15 (Executive Board)
he executive board shall be composed of the president, vice-presidents, a secretary of general affairs, an editor-in-chief, a treasurer, and auditors. If necessary, its meeting shall be convened by the president. The executive board shall decide and enforce the matters related to the organization and operation of the association, which shall be reported to the general assembly. The quorum for resolution of the executive board shall be a majority of the attendees.
Article 16 (Full Board of Directors)
The full board of directors shall be composed of the executive board members, directors, and auditors, the meeting of which shall be convened by the president as necessary. The full board of directors shall decide on the major matters concerning the organization and operation of the society, which shall be reported to the general assembly. The full board meeting shall be opened only when a majority of the membership is present, where a bill or an agenda shall be decided by a majority of the attendees. However, the membership opinion of convening the full board meeting may be collected through communication systems (e-mail, postal mail, homepage, etc.) under the resolution of the executive board.


Chapter 5 Editorial Committee

Article 17 (Composition and Function of Editorial Committee)
The editorial committee shall be set up to facilitate the publication of KALS’s journal, or JLS. The editorial committee shall be composed of a few persons recommended by a relevant executive board member and the executive board, and its chairman shall be nominated by the president on the recommendation of the executive board. Its chairman and members shall serve for two years and shall fulfil the followings:
1. To appoint paper examiners and ask them for screening the articles
2. To review and notify the results of the screening to the article contributors
3. To make a final decision on whether to publish articles
4. To select an outstanding academic paper in the corresponding year through screening the articles
5. To deal with the other affairs related to article submission, screening, and publication
Article 18 (Convocation of Editorial Committee)
The editorial committee shall be convened, if necessary, by the chairman.


Chapter 6 Steering Committee

Article 19 (Composition and Function of Steering Committee)
The steering committee may be set up to facilitate the projects of the association if necessary. The steering committee shall be composed of a few persons recommended by a relevant executive board member and the president, the members of which shall carry out their tasks stipulated in the association's constitution. Its chairman shall be appointed by the president.
1. Editorial Committee
2. Domestic Academic Conference Committee
3. International Academic Conference Committee
4. Other committees
Article 20 (Convocation of Steering Committee)
The Steering Committee shall be convened, if necessary, by the chairman.


Chapter 7 Research Ethics Committee

Article 21 (Composition)
The research ethics committee shall consist of a few persons recommended by the president and the executive board, and its chairman shall be appointed by the executive board among the members of the academic research ethics committee.
Article 22 (Function and Operation)
The research ethics committee shall examine the members' compliance with the association’s standards and the research ethics. The operation of the committee shall is governed by the detailed regulations of the academic research ethics.


Chapter 8 Financial Affairs and Accounting

Article 23 (Revenues)
The financial resources of the association shall be covered by the following resources.
1. Membership fee and admission fee
2. Support and contributions
3. Research subsidy from outside institutions
4. Other Revenues
Article 24 (Fiscal Year)
The fiscal year of the association shall be one year when it starts from the regular general assembly to end on the next.
Article 25 (Budget on Revenues and Expenditures)
The association’s budget on revenues and expenditures shall be established by the executive board and determined by the full board of directors, which shall be approved by the general assembly before the commencement of each fiscal year.
Article 26 (Settlement and Audit)
The treasurer shall annually settle the accounting of its revenues and expenditures, which shall be approved by the general assembly after the auditors’ review.


Supplementary Rules

Article 1
Any matters not stipulated in the constitution shall be subject to the general practice of academic organizations.
Article 2
This amendment shall come into effect on May 16, 1997.
Article 3
This amendment shall come into effect on August 31, 2006.
Article 4
This revised regulations shall come into effect on November 22, 2007.
Article 5
This revised regulations shall come into effect on September 14, 2015.
Article 6
This amendment shall be effective on November 14, 2016.