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    Default Should I use "for" or "to"

    I've just finished writing a dissertation, and being a non-native speaker I was wondering which of the following would be correct?

    • the meaning of television for an aging audience
    • the meaning of television to an aging audience

    I'm not sure if it's relevant in answering this question, but the term "meaning" is basically used to refer to all relevant aspects of television watching in the daily routines of older viewers, as well as to refer to how television shows and content are related to personal preferences and their identity and self-concept.

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    Default Re: Should I use "for" or "to"

    Isn't "ageing audience" a euphemism for the elderly or the middle-aged? All audiences are actually ageing, even children. They're getting older all the time. I'd recommend something like

    the significance of television to audiences aged 45-60.

    I agree that "meaning" is usually used more narrowly, such as the meaning of a given sign in a certain context. Significance is used in academic work for broader contexts.

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    Default Re: Should I use "for" or "to"

    That is certainly more feedback than I was expecting. Thank you very much for your insightful comment.

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    Als U blijft

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