Master of Arts, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1986. Doctor of Letters, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1996.
Assistant professor Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, 1976-1982, senior assistant professor, 1982-1990, associate professor, 1990-1998, chair American studies, 1990-1992, 94-96, professor, since 1998.
Member International Cognitive Linguistics Association.
Children: László, Ádám.