Hi people, I was wondering if some kind learned person here might point me in the direction of any science journals/articles where they study whether animals understand human speech.
My primary questions would be.
1. Do animals (like pets or farm animals) understand human speech and/or body language?
2. How does the different languages (English, French, German, Mandarin, etc) factor into the above question.
3. If animals do indeed understand human speech and/or body language, does it mean animals from different countries may not understand a different country's language (example: a pet dog from America/Britain if brought to France or China, may not understand the local languages there)?
Any help would be much appreciated.