Chae, Seo-young. 2002. English Influence on the Use of the Liquid Sound in Korean. The Sociolinguistic Journal of Korea, 10(1). The Korean liquid is changing its surface distribution due to the influx of English loanwords. Formally, the liquid was prohibited in the word initial position, but this restriction has ceased to apply to recent borrowings and new words. Furthermore, Koreans have revived the liquid sound in Chinese borrowings and use it quite freely in new word formation. The overall frequency of the liquid sound is increasing in word coinage, as found in personal, retailers or brand names. This paper presents and analyzes such data and further investigates the attitude toward the use of the liquid. The conclusion is that the liquid is socially marked as “young,” “feminine,” and “trendy.” This fact implies that the lexical structure of core-periphery or native-foreign relations have an intermediate level which allows restructuring. This phenomenon is a type of “foreignization” rather than the usual nativization of loan words.