Michael Meeuwis (PhD 1997) is Professor of African languages and
linguistics at Ghent University, where he is also the director of the
Centre for Studies in African Humanities (http://www.cesah.ugent.be).
His domains of interest include the grammatical description of
Lingala, the sociolinguistics of Lingala, the history of colonial
linguistics in the Belgian Congo, South African sociolinguistics,
issues related to language and identity in sub-Saharan Africa, and
description and theory formation in pragmatics. His continuously
updated list of publications can be consulted at
https://biblio.ugent.be/person/801001653606; his personal page is to
be found at http://www.africana.ugent.be/node/208.