An International Conference on Korean Language and Linguistics was held in honor of Dr. Ho-min Sohn for his lifelong contribution to the promotion of the field and to celebrate his 80th birthday. It was held at Korea University in Seoul, November 2, sponsored jointly by the UHM Center for Korean Studies and the Research Institute of Language and Information at Korea University. Dr. Sohn has published a total of 22 books and 111 scholarly articles. He has been acknowledged as an eminent scholar in his field with several distinguished awards. We are proud to have Dr. Sohn as part of our department!