Master of Arts in Mathematics, University Szeged (Hungary), 1956. Master of Arts in German Linguistics, University Szeged (Hungary), 1962. Master of Arts in French Linguistics and Literature, University Szeged (Hungary), 1965.
Doctor of Philosophy in German Linguistics, University Szeged (Hungary), 1965. Candidate degree, Academy of Sciences, 1971. Doctor, Academy of Sciences, 1977.
Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa, Stockholm University, 1992.
Teacher, various high schools, 1956-1962;
research fellow Computing Center, Hungarian Academy Sciences, 1962-1973;
senior research fellow Research Institute Linguistics, Hungarian Academy Sciences, 1973-1984;
deputy director Research Institute Linguistics, Hungarian Academy Sciences, 1984-1991;
director Research Institute Linguistics, Hungarian Academy Sciences, since 1992. Part-time teaching appointment mathematics linguistics, morphology, semantics, pragmatics Budapest (Hungary) U., since 1963, part-time professor theoretical linguistics, since 1982. Visiting professor Stockholm U., 1969-1971, U. Paris/Vincennes, 1971-1972, U. Stuttgart (Germany), 1972-1973, Uppsala (Sweden) U., 1974, Aarhus (Denmark) U., 1977, La Sorbonne Nouvelle, France, 1977-1978, U. Antwerp (Belgium), 1984, U. Vienna, 1984-1985, 85-86, École Pratique Hautes Études Sorbonne, Paris, 1993-1994.
Member Executive Committee Committee International Permanent des Linguistes, since 1992. Presenter in field.
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Member standing committee humanities European Science Foundation, since 1997. Member Hungarian Academy Sciences (consultant 1984, correspondent 1987, member committee linguistics 1990), Hungarian Linguistic Society, National Accreditation Committee, Linguistic Society American (honorary), Philological Society of Great Britain (honorary), Academia Europaea, Austrian Academy Sciences (correspondent), Societas Linguistica Europaea, European Academy Arts, Sciences and Humanities, International Pragmatics Association (president since 1995, member of advisory board), International Association Cognitive Linguistics(member of advisory board).
Married Julia Janczyszyn, March 17, 1977. Children: Tamás, Henrik.