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Hiloko Kato

Hiloko Kato works as a senior research assistant at the Chair of German Linguistics of the University of Zurich. 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 can be perceived by the human counterpart.


University of Zurich


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


Department of German Studies