Antoni Maria Badia i Margarit
Antoni Maria Badia i Margarit (1920, Barcelona
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) is a Catalan
Catalan people
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 linguist and philologist who has done studies on grammar and history of Catalan language. He graduated in philology or romance langues at the Universitat de Barcelona in 1943, where he was professor of history of Spanish language and Catalan language. He was rector of Universitat de Barcelona from 1978 to 1986. He is visitor professor of several universities around the world (Munich, Heidelberg, Georgetown, Wisconsin, and Sorbone in Paris). He is doctor honoris causa by several universities (Salzburg, Toulouse, Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, Sorbone in Paris, and Illes Balears). He has been president of the Société de Linguistique Romane, president of Philology section of Institut d'Estudis Catalans
Institut d'Estudis Catalans
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, president of Associació Internacional de Llengua i Literatura Catalanes, president of North American Catalan Society, president of Deutsch-Katalanische Gesellschaft, and president of Segon Congrés Internacional de la Llengua Catalana (1986).
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