Volume 3 of African Languages includes articles originally published in 1977, written in French and English on educational, literary, cultural, historical and socio-linguistic aspects of language in Africa, as well as descriptive and comparative studies. Among others there are chapters on the national language issue in Africa (Akan in Ghana), a socio-linguistic case study of the Hausa language in Nigeria and assimiliation and lexical coinages in Igbo.
1. It, in Iraqw: An Analysis of the Object-Selector Series of the Iraqw Verb Maitland Bradfield 2. Abstraction and Precision in Kongo Ethical Terminology Hazel Carter 3. The National Language Issue in Africa: The Case for Akan in Ghana Isaac K. Chinebuah 4. Past Tense Formation in (Oru)Hayua, Gerard M. Dalgish 5. Notes d'Introduction à L'Anthroponymie Hunde Joabe-Mahemu wa Kacma 6. Notes on Assimiliation, Elision, and Lexical Coinages in Igbo P. Akụjụobi Nwachukwu 7. Language Imposition: Sociolinguistic Case Study of the Hausa Language in Nigeria Debe Osaji 8. Inside the Proverbs: A Sociolinguistic Approach Tshimpaka Yanga 9. Short Note on the Polyglotta Africana: A Few More Words in 'Eregba' P. E. H. Hair