Critical Interpretation of Hybrid K-Pop: The Global-Local Paradigm of English Mixing in Lyrics

  title={Critical Interpretation of Hybrid K-Pop: The Global-Local Paradigm of English Mixing in Lyrics},
  author={Dal Yong Jin and Woongjae Ryoo},
  journal={Popular Music and Society},
  pages={113 - 131}
In this essay, we examine the transformation of Korean popular music through an analysis of English mixing in lyrics in a broader socio-cultural context. In order to identify and analyze several key factors involved in the rapid growth of English lyrics in K-Pop, we document the development of English mixing in lyrics of Korean popular music. By surveying the nature of and the extent to which English is employed in K-Pop and how this hybridity is utilized as a discursive means of cultural… 
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