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Hiloko Kato

Hiloko Kato works as a substitute teacher for Prof. Heiko Hausendorf at the Chair of German Linguistics of the University of Zurich and as visiting lecturer at the German Department of the University of Basel and at the ZHdK in the subject area of Game Design. In recent years, her research interests have shifted significantly towards game studies and human-nonhuman interaction, with pragmatic linguistics remaining the main methodological approach. In her current scientific projects, she takes an ethnomethodological and conversation analytic approach to playing and designing video games and to the agency of digital beings (game characters, animals) and how this is perceived and made accountable by the human counterpart.


University of Zurich


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


Department of German Studies