The Rise of English Among K-Pop Idols: Language Varieties in The Immigration
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- code-switching, code-mixing, K-Pop idols, international fans, Korean-English
Well known worldwide, K-Pop idols are expected to maintain their fame by speaking in English to promote themselves to international viewers. The idea that K-Pop idols ought to speak English is even emphasized by the host of a variety show called The Immigration, aired on K-Style TV. The host has stated that speaking English is essential for K-Pop idols before they attend any overseas performances. Nonetheless, some K-Pop idols are still unaccustomed to English, which leads to the phenomena called code-switching and code-mixing. To explore this matter, this study used three episodes of The Immigration to determine the influential factors behind the code-switching and code-mixing phenomena. Moreover, this study used a questionnaire that was filled out through Google Forms to gather opinions from international viewers after watching the show. The result shows that K-Pop idols tend to switch and mix their languages to maintain topics and solidarity among the group members. Furthermore, the survey shows that the perception from participants of both sex groups toward K-Pop idols may vary due to their sense of belonging to the K-Pop fandom.
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TY - CONF AU - Andita Dyah Octaviani AU - Harumi Manik Ayu Yamin PY - 2020 DA - 2020/07/30 TI - The Rise of English Among K-Pop Idols: Language Varieties in The Immigration BT - Proceedings of the International University Symposium on Humanities and Arts (INUSHARTS 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 117 EP - 121 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200729.023 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200729.023 ID - Octaviani2020 ER -