In this Book
- Pachuco: An American-Spanish Argot and Its Social Functions in Tucson, Arizona
- Published by: University of Arizona Press
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He conducted additional field work on the social functions of language in cross-cultural situations in Tucson in 1947-48. This work centered around interviews with Mexican-American youths. Barker's quiet friendliness and understanding won the confidence of boys who were operating at the fringes, and who were his informants for this Pachuco study.