Palapala: a journal for Hawaiian language and literature

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Palapala publishes scholarly, refereed articles on the full range of topics in the field of Hawaiian language:

  • New research in Hawaiian language and literature
  • Reviews of new work related to Hawaiian
  • Critical reviews of older, standard works of reference
  • Transcriptions and reprints of older materials
  • Problems and guidelines in interpretation
  • Analysis of Individual texts, genres, authors, schools, and periods
  • Comparative Polynesian literature
  • Education in Hawaiian language and literature
  • Use of Hawaiian texts in different fields

The journal will also include reviews of any significant technologies relating to research in Hawaiian language and literature as well as book reviews and reports on the state of Hawaiian literature publications, courses, personnel, projects and more.

All articles and reviews, whatever the language of composition, will be preceded by a brief summary in Hawaiian and English.

The journal will include reprints of important materials previously published in journals and Hawaiian language newspapers.

Submit your manuscript to:

Editor: Jeffrey (Kapali) Lyon, Dept. of Religion, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa

Editorial Board:
Joseph (Keola) Donaghy, Ph.D.
Music Studies, Department of Humanities, University of Hawaiʻi Maui College

kuʻualoha hoʻomanawanui, Ph.D.
Hawaiian Literature, Department of English, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

ʻŌiwi Parker Jones, Ph.D.
Neuroscience and Linguistics, Wolfson College, University of Oxford

Hiapokeikikāne K. Perreira, Ph.D.
Hawaiian Language and Literature, Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo


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