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2007 Errington, J. J., Linguistics in a Colonial World: a Story of Language, Meaning and Power. New York, Blackwell Publishing.
1998 Errington, J. J., J. T. Irvine, et al. Shifting Languages : Interaction and Identity in Javanese Indonesia. New York, Cambridge University Press.
1988 Errington, J. J. Structure and Style in Javanese : a Semiotic View of Linguistic Etiquette, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press.
1985 Errington, J. J., Language and Social Change in Java : Linguistic Reflexes of Modernization in a Traditional Royal Polity. Athens, Ohio, Ohio University Center for International Studies.


In press In search of modern Indonesian: linguistic dynamics in an urban periphery. To appear in
In search of Modern Indonesia, ed. G. Van Klinken and C. Brown.
In press Indonesian among Indonesia’s languages. To appear in Indonesian Studies: the state of the art. Ithaca: Modern Indonesian Project, Southeast Asian Program, Cornell University
2011 On not doing systems. In Interpreting Clifford Geertz, ed. J. Alexander, P. Smith, M. Norton.
New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 33-41.
2007 Making contact between consequences. In Consequences of Contact: Language Ideologies and Sociocultural Transformations in Pacific Societies, ed. M. Makihara and B. Schieffelin. Oxford UP. 216-226.
2007 Going un-native in Indonesia(n). In Identifying with Freedom: Indonesia After Suharto, ed A. Day. Critical interventions Series. Berghahn Books. 49-57.
2004 Sociolinguistics (social use of language). Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (web publicatin for UNESCO).
2003 Getting language rights: rhetorics of language loss and endangerment. American Anthropologist 104.5
2001 His master’s voice: listening to power in Suharto’s Indonesia. Crossroads: an interdisciplinary Journal in Southeast Asian Studies 15 (1):1-10.
2001 Colonial linguistics. Annual Review of Anthropology 30:19-39.288. etc.
2000 Indonesian(‘s) authority. In Regimes of Language, ed. P. Kroskrity. Santa Fe: School of American Research.
1999 Ideology. In Language matters in anthropology: a lexicon for the millenium. Special edition of Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 9(1-2):115-118.
1996 Indonesian’s development: on the state of a language of state. In Language Ideologies, ed. B. Schieffelin and K. Woolard. Oxford University Press. (reprint of 1991).
1995 Lifting up the prayer beam: a Javanese house-building ceremony. In Vers une anthropologie de la prière: études ethnolinguistique Javanaises. ed. S. Headley. Aix-en-Provence: Publications de l’Université de Provence. 171-194
1992 State speech for peripheral publics in Java. Pragmatics 5 (2):213-224.
1991 On the ideology of Indonesian language development: the state of a language of state. Pragmatics 2(3):417-427.
1991 A muddle for the model: diglossia and the case of Javanese. Southwest Journal of Linguistics (Special issue on diglossia). 10 (1):189-213.
1990 Troubled times: Javanese classical poetry at its end. Yale Journal of Criticism 4 (1): 253-268.
1989 To know oneself the troubled times: Ronggawarsita’s Serat Kala Tidha. In Writing on the Tongue, ed. A.L. Becker. Ann Arbor: Michigan Papers on Southeast Asia, Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies. 95-138
1986 Continuity and change in Indonesian language development. Journal of Asian Studies. 45 (2):329-353.
1985 On the nature of the sociolinguistic sign: describing the Javanese speech levels. In Semiotic Mediation in Psychosocial Perspective, ed. E. Mertz and R. Parmentier. 287-310. San Diego: Academic Press.
1984 Self and Self-Conduct among the Javanese priyayi Elite. American Ethnologist. 11 (2): 275-290.
1982 Speech in the royal presence: Javanese palace language. Indonesia. 34:89-102.
1980 Introduction and translation, Wayang encyclopedia: wayang bèbèr. edited and translated from the Javanese original. Surakarta, Indonesia: Reksopustoko library of the Mangkunegaran Palace.
1979 Sound change in Khmer. In Papers of the Twelfth Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society. Chicago: CLS 168-182.


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