Volume 4 of African Languages includes articles originally published in 1978, 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 lexical innovation in Zambian languages, Portuguese creole of Sénégal, the application of ethics in Hausa didactic poetry.
1. Le Créole Portugais du Sénégal-Comment L'Aborder? Alain Kihm 2. The Noun Class System of Gade (Nigeria) Jan P. Sterk 3. Les Parlers Dendi Robert Nicolaī 4. Lexical Innovation in Four Zambian Languages Mubanga E. Kashoki 5. An Igbo Folk-Song: A Linguistic Study E. Nọlue Emenanjọ 6. Le Langage Littéraire Classique au Zaïre et La Correction Morale Mufuta Kabemba 7. The Application of Ethics in Contemporary Hausa Didactic Poetry G. L. Furniss 8. Pronom de Liaison en Bantu: Le Cas du Kinande Bbemo Musubaho