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Two Types of Institutional Disclaimers at the CancerInformation Service Robert Hopper, JoAnn Ward, W Ray Thomason, and Patricia M. Sias

Studies of disclaimers rarely report data from naturally occurring speech. In this chapter we describe some hedging disclaimers that occurred in telephone encounters at one office of the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service (CIS). We compare these with hedging disclaimers in other settings.