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Green, Georgia M. 1980. Some wherefores of English inversions. Language 56 (3) : 582–601.
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G. claims that non-canonical constructions such as 'Outside stood an angel' (vs. 'An angel stood outside') allow language users to exploit alternative word orders for multiple reasons, ranging from the facilitation of encoding to the creation of specific rhetorical effects.