Master of Arts, University Warsaw, Poland, 1953. Doctor of Philosophy, University Warsaw, Poland, 1960. Habilitation, University Warsaw, Poland, 1966.
Professor, University Warsaw, Poland, 1977.
He was imprisoned in the early 1980s by Polish authorities for refusing to sign a loyalty oath. Noam Chomsky, among other academics, called for his release.
Member of International Pragmatics Association, International Association Semiotic Studies, Polska Akademia Umiejetnosci Poland (correspondent).
Married Maria Gillert, October 30, 1954. 1 child Ewa Herman.