The author argues that the linguistic socio-scientific communication is a challenge to the linguists since the contact of linguistics with the general public is only on the level of scientific popularisation. There is no doubt that currently this communication has to be an integral part of the linguistic research process and an instrument for increasing of interestedness of the population in linguistics. First the paper defines the concept of socio-scientific communication and points up three aspects of the problem of this communication: consensus, implementation and participation. Following on from this, it will look at some of the barriers between linguistics and public with special emphasis on the epistemological literacy of laymen and on their attitude towards the science. The conclusion of this paper gives an illustration of the linguistic socio-scientific communication: a good example of socio-scientific issues is the literary language.