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Is there merit to the claim that recursive embedding was invented recently and spread horizontally?

If with "recently" he really means the time of Aristotle, or even that of Cicero, then yes, he is a crank. The very first sentence in both the Iliad and Odyssey contains an embedded relative clause. ...
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Is there merit to the claim that recursive embedding was invented recently and spread horizontally?

From what I read, there is no linguistic demonstration given by the author. To reconstruct the history of a language, you have two solutions: having historical writing traces or making a comparative-...
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Are examples of double-embedded content clause subjects attested?

It turns out that this type of embedding is discussed (and marked with #: semantically or pragmatically anomalous) in Huddleston & Pullum's CGEL in the section called 'Processing factors', pp 1405-...
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What's the best approach to creating word-embeddings?

I recommend that you read this article by Ling et al: @Conference{Lingetal2015, Author = {Wang Ling and Chris Dyer and Alan Black and Isabel Trancoso}, Title = {Two/too simple adaptations of word2vec ...
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Does Piraha syntax lack any recursion or just embedding?

I take the word "appear" literally, that is, it's a question about the evidence. Almost all of the publicly available evidence comes from Everett. You can consult the other works on listed Glottolog (...
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What is the difference between successive-cyclic wh-movement and long-distance wh-movement?

Well, compare TG ( Transformational Grammar) and GPSG (Generalized Phrase Structure Grammar). TG allows the formulation of rules that perform long distance movement, using the variables of a ...
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