People use Figure-Ground Theory to explain inversions. By putting ground before figure, emphasis focus changes.
But how to explain inversion in condition clauses for subjunctive mood?
In English, if clauses containing past subjunctive 'were', as well as some other constructions that are used similarly to subjunctives, can be recast using inversion of subject and verb, with the conjunction 'if' being dropped.
Can Figure-Ground Theory explain this?
If not, what theories can be used to explain this kind of inversions for subjunctive mood?