Kapali Lyon

Kapali Lyon is Acting Chair, Department of Religion, University of HawaiʻI at Mānoa, and Senior Editor, Palapala–A journal for Hawaiian Language and Literature, the subject of one 2017 Alana Hawaiian Culture panel. In a prior life he was a software engineer for Hughes Aircraft Corp., and a financial software developer for a major financial firm, before getting an MA in Hawaiian language and literature at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, and a PhD in Near Eastern languages and literature at UCLA. His two-volume study and translation of David Malo’s Mo’olelo Hawai’I (with Kale Langlas, with a biography of Malo by Noelani Arista), to be published by the University of Hawaii Press, is the subject of another panel in this 2017 Alana Hawaiian Culture Program.

Palapala: he puke pai no ka ʻōlelo me ka moʻolelo Hawaiʻi

Palapala: a journal for Hawaiian language and literature

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.

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

ku'ualoha ho'omanawanui, 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.