(°1969) has been a postdoctoral researcher in linguistics within the BantuFirst project since the end of 2020. In 2014 he obtained his PhD in Linguistics from the Lyon 2 University. His dissertation focused on the phonological and morphological reconstruction of Proto-Mbochi (Bantu, C20). With 20 years of experience in linguistic research, Guy Kouarata has worked as a postdoctoral researcher for the BULB project
at the LPP lab
in Paris (CNRS), for KongoKing
project at Ghent University and with SIL-Congo
. Since 2005, he has been a lecturer at the University Marien Ngouabi
in Brazzaville. Having worked on various Bantu languages of Congo-Brazzaville, including Bekwel (A80), Teke (B70), Lingala (C30), Mbochi (C20) and Beembe (H10), his work focuses on the dialectology, lexicography, phonology, spelling, grammar, documentation and reconstruction of Bantu languages.