An international collaborative project led by professor John Whitman has been awarded a five-year grant from the Academy of Korean Studies. The grant to Whitman’s project, which totals roughly USD 1,250,000, will fund research on the topic "Korean at the Nexus of the Northeast Asian Linguistic Area." Whitman, along with language experts from Europe, North America, Korea, and Japan, are coming together to better understand and define Northeast Asia as a linguistic area and to clarify Korean’s central role. For additional information on the the project goals, see "Korean, a Core Language of Northeast Asia" in Cornell's Research Newsletter.
Additional information on the award and project is also available at the East Asia Program's website.